DUI: Alcohol, Marijuana & VGCSA
Georgia law is strict on drunk driving. If you get arrested for DUI — even as a first-time offender — you will spend time in jail. The more serious the offense, the greater your potential sentence and the larger the fines you face.
There is also a 10-day period for you to appeal the suspension of your license if it has been seized by law enforcement at the time of your arrest. In court, mandatory alcohol and drug evaluations, random alcohol and drug testing, attendance at Victim Impact Panels, SCRAM (Self-Contained Remote Alcohol Monitoring) and ignition interlock devices are also consequences you may face.
Clear, Understanding And Effective Legal Counsel
To ensure that you will not have to return to jail at the conclusion of your DUI case, and to minimize the punishments that you may receive, you need the assistance of counsel to evaluate the state’s evidence and employ plausible defenses. You need an experienced lawyer who is on your side, acting forcefully to protect your rights throughout the process. In short, you want to work with our team at the Teiger Law Center, P.C., in Alpharetta and Cumming, Georgia.
If you are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs like marijuana and prescription medications in Georgia, you may face consequences, including:
- Jail time
- Increased insurance costs
- An ignition interlock device on your steering wheel
- SCRAM ankle bracelet
- Mandatory drug and alcohol evaluation
- Mandatory compliance with the recommendations of the evaluator, including participation in inpatient or outpatient chemical dependency treatment as well as attendance at AA meetings
- Mandatory community service work
- Participation in MADD panels
While you face many serious consequences, you can do something about it. At the Teiger Law Center, P.C., we take a thorough look at your case. We discover the facts and laws that may affect you by reviewing the state’s evidence. We look at police car videos, field sobriety test results, chemical test results and the officer’s incident report. We also review your BAC test result if you are forced to take a blood, breath or urine test.
Taking Forceful Action To Protect Your Rights
We take action to keep illegally collected and inaccurate information out of court — knowing that with each piece of evidence that is determined to be inadmissible, the state’s case against you weakens and prosecutors become more likely to reduce or dismiss charges against you.
At the same time, we take action that helps position you to be viewed in a more favorable light in Georgia courts. If we do go to trial on your DUI case, we put you in the best position possible, helping you to obtain a favorable outcome in a serious matter.
You may have received legal paperwork that discussed VGCSA — Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act. We can help you understand what this means for you and take action to protect your rights and your freedom.
Don’t Tap The Brakes. Call Us If You Have Been Arrested.
If you have been accused of DUI, you face serious consequences. You need a tough, smart drunk driving defense lawyer. Reach out to us at 800-780-2275 or toll free at 866-726-2153 to speak with attorney Tracy Teiger about your case. You can also schedule an appointment by completing our online contact form. We are responsive and will promptly reply to your inquiry.