DUI Court Procedures
Protecting Your Legal Rights
Georgia DUI Attorney Elmer Young understands the pain and suffering that comes along with a DUI conviction. You shouldn't spend the rest of your life paying the price. Law enforcement officials routinely make mistakes – from pulling you over without a cause to improperly administer field sobriety tests.
Most DUI arrests in Georgia are classified as misdemeanors. Even then, you can be sentenced to 12 months in the county jail and lose your driver's license for as long as 5 years. However, certain factors could result in a felony charge which could result in prison time and loss of certain rights. These factors include:
- Fleeing the scene of an accident
- Causing bodily injury or wrongful death to another person
- Evading or attempting to evade the police
- Property damage
- Four or more DUI convictions within 10 years
- Transporting a minor while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Excessive speeding while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
DUI convictions in the state of Georgia remain on your permanent criminal record for the rest of your life with no provision in law for expungement. Even if you move to another state, the DUI conviction will follow you. It is the only motor vehicle offense that shows up on the FBI's NCIC database (National Crime Information Center, Quantico, VA).
Don't wait! Get your facts together and call Georgia Defense Attorney Elmer Young. Elmer Young is ready to put his extensive legal training to work for your case. He has countless successes and is dedicated to defending those charged with driving while under the influence.