Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a criminal offense taken seriously by the state of Georgia and across the nation. Authorities view this offense as egregious because of how it can put innocent bystanders at risk on the roads and in vehicles. In an attempt to deter individuals from driving under the influence, state and federal lawmakers have created harsh and sometimes permanent penalties for offenders of DUI. With the way that the law has been created, once a DUI is on your record, it could affect your life for years to come.
At the Law Office of Jeff Manciagli, I have more than 30 years of experience in defending individuals from Atlanta DUI charges. Call my office today at (770) 884-4708 to schedule a free consultation with me.
Even when it is your first offense, a DUI conviction carries severe penalties for offenders in the state of Georgia. Therefore, it is important that you do not take this charge lightly. When it comes to an effective defense strategy, especially for a first-time DUI, the first step is to take quick action. As soon as you are arrested and the officer has confiscated your license, there are deadlines that could directly effective the outcome of your case, whether or not you are actually guilty of drunk driving.
Mandatory minimum penalties for a first-time DUI conviction in Georgia include:
The penalties for conviction only increase with repeated offenses and other aggravating factors, such as an accident, an extremely high BAC level or having a minor as a passenger in the vehicle. It is important that you act quickly to ensure that your rights and case is adequately defended in court.
When it comes to defending my clients from a DUI charge, I am prepared to use every resource available to ensure that they have the best possible chance for a favorable outcome. DUI defense involves an in-depth knowledge of the law as well as a comprehensive understanding of the nature of evidence presented in court. After 30 years of criminal defense experience, my team and I are able to find where the weakest point is in the prosecution's case and use that weakness to defend you from unfair penalties.
Start working on your DUI case today. Call my firm at (770) 884-4708 to schedule a free case consultation. Learn more about how the Law Office of Jeff Manciagli can help you!