You’ve Been Arrested for a DUI in Georgia… What Should You Do Now?
If you have ever been arrested for a DUI in Georgia , you know that the legal process can be overwhelming. Before you make any decisions about how to proceed, it is a good idea to consider the different variables surrounding the case. These variables include your criminal history, previous driving offenses (including other DUI or DWI’s,) the number and age of passengers, the amount of alcohol detected in your blood and how the Blood Alcohol Content test was administered. These will all influence what you do next. Here are the plea options when you are arrested for a DUI in Georgia:
- Plead Guilty– When the evidence is very strong against a client and/or this is a first offense, some people will choose this option.
- Sentence Bargain – In many cases, a deal can be struck between the prosecution and defense. Sometimes this means working on a lesser charge, striking a deal for shorter jail time and/or lower fines. When working on a compromise like this, it is important to have someone with DUI/DWI case experience on your side.
- Take the case to Trial – After all of the evidence is considered, it may be best to begin motion hearings and potentially take the case before a judge or jury.
Schiavone Law has expansive experience in Georgia DUI cases. We help you consider each variable before you decide how to proceed. Our promise is to keep you informed and educated about each facet of your case, so that you can make the best decisions possible. If you have been arrested for a DUI or DWI, don’t face the court system alone. Call us at (770) 578-2344 for a free consultation at our new Gwinnett office location:
Schiavone Law Group
6340 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097