Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
If you've had the misfortune of being arrested for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) and are now in search of an excellent Georgia DUI Lawyer, you've come to the right place!
Criminal Defense Attorney Elmer H. (Pete) Young has been successful in obtaining an astonishing 88 percent non-DUI dispositions in his DUI cases. He has, therefore, become "the" DUI lawyer in Augusta, Statesboro and the Central Savannah River Area of eastern Georgia.
DUI is becoming one of the most commonly encountered offenses in the courts today. Yet, it is one of the most difficult charges to defend. It involves more esoteric areas of science and law than most felonies, and there are increasingly fewer constitutional safeguards. The substantive, evidentiary, and procedural aspects of DUI litigation have grown more complex, while the stakes for the person facing DUI charges have risen and the associated consequences have become very strict.
These radical changes are the result of increased national awareness of the DUI problem spurred by media attention and lobbying groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Under the intense media scrutiny and pressure from these organizations, legislators in Georgia and most other states have provided prosecutors with an arsenal of tough weapons and constantly look for ways to make them even tougher. Today's successful DUI defense attorney must therefore understand these new weapons and counter them with weapons of his own.
Mr. Young does not condone driving under the influence of any substance. He recognizes the efforts and good intentions of such organizations as MADD. However, he strongly feels the legislative response to the pleas from such organizations, and the subsequent infringement on certain Constitutional Rights, often result in a series of punishments that do not always fit the crime.
In fact, while people generally support laws against drunk driving, it is only when they are arrested themselves that they see just how those laws have gone.
Mr. Young has developed one of the nation's most comprehensive websites on the subject of DUI and DUI laws. Please visit www.dui-atty.com for more information.