If you're facing DUI charges in Georgia, you may be feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. DUI laws and potential penalties can be tricky to understand. Working with an experienced DUI lawyer is crucial — Having an attorney can vastly improve your chances of having a more favorable outcome. Get the defense you need from the lawyers at The Law Offices of Edwards & Johnson, LLC.

Strict Consequences Follow DUI Charges

Georgia laws regarding DUI are strict. If you are pulled over and have a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher, you will be arrested for DUI. Even if you are a first-time offender, you could be facing serious penalties, including jail time. If you are facing a second or third offense, you could be facing higher fines, longer jail times and long license suspension periods.

Your License Is At Risk

If you've been arrested for DUI, your driving privileges could be in danger immediately. Losing your license could severely impact your quality of life. You may miss out on family events, and getting to and from work may be nearly impossible. Reinstating a Georgia driver's license is costly and time-consuming. An experienced DUI attorney can help you navigate keeping your license or reinstating it if you've lost your driving privileges.

Roadside Field Sobriety Tests And Chemical Evidence

Roadside field sobriety tests are a standard part of a DUI traffic stop in the state of Georgia. The officer may ask you to perform any number of evaluations that have been approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These tests include the horizontal gaze nystagmus, the one-leg stand, and the walk and turn. These tests are tricky and are inherently flawed, and can be nearly impossible to pass. These tests are generally included in the evidence the state will use against you. It is crucial to the outcome of your case to have an attorney review reports on and video tape of your field sobriety tests.

Chemical tests may also be done by law enforcement to try and make their case against you. Chemical tests may include blood, breath or urine tests used to check your blood alcohol concentration or for illegal drugs.

Act Now To Protect Yourself

If you are facing DUI charges in Georgia, it is important to find a knowledgeable, experienced DUI attorney. DUI cases can often move quickly, so hiring an attorney as soon as possible should be your first priority.

We understand how stressful DUI charges can be and the severity of the impact a charge can have on your life. If you're facing DUI charges, call us today at 770-628-1100, or email our firm for a free consultation. From our offices in Canton, we help residents throughout Cherokee County.