Cobb County DUI Law
2551 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30062
IF YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR DUI, YOU ONLY HAVE 10 DAYS TO SAVE YOUR LICENSE.
Drunk driving is not a minor offense. It places the lives and safety of everyone on the roadways in danger. Because of this, laws covering DUI in Cobb County GA are very strict. If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated, you need a lawyer.
A conviction for a first offense can result in many complications. If you have not yet called an attorney, start by thinking about the penalties for DUI.
While a conviction can result in up to a year of incarceration, there are additional ways a conviction can take away your time. You will be required to perform forty hours of community service, and participate in an alcohol program for which you will pay the costs.
A first conviction can mean a suspended license for up to one year. After this period of suspension, you will be required to pay $210. to have your drivers license reinstated.
A conviction will mean parting with more of your money, too. The fine for a first offense will range from $300. to $1000. Regardless of your income level, this is money you do not want to give away because of a drunk driving conviction.
If these penalties are not enough for you to take calling a lawyer seriously, think of what a DUI conviction will do to your reputation. It will embarrass your family, and upset your friends. If you are incarcerated for the maximum period of time, you may not have a job to return to when you are released.
These are only the penalties for first convictions. If you were convicted of drunk driving before, or if you are under twenty-one years of age, you could look forward to more serious penalties.
The state of Georgia logically wants to keep drunk drivers off the road. However, even if you are arrested for intoxicated driving, a lawyer can help you.
First, there are instances in which an attorney can get DUI charges dropped. You will not know if this pertains to you until you have spoken with an attorney.
Second, a lawyer is often able to succeed at having penalties reduced. Even if the charges are not dropped, you may not have to face the most severe penalties. Depending on your circumstances, your lawyer will know the best approach to take to your case.
Third, your attorney will protect your legal rights. If you do not have an attorney immediately after an arrest, you can be taken advantage of by those who attempt to circumvent your rights. From the police to your insurance company, there can be a wide range of complications if you do not have a lawyer. There can be even more complications if your DUI involved an accident in which someone else was injured.
Any person can make a mistake, even if it is unintentional. When a person drinks, he may not realize when he has had too much to drink. You may have had a few drinks at a bar or party, your home, or someone else's house. While the smartest approach is to never drive after consuming alcohol, you may not have realized your blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit.
Unfortunately, reasons and excuses do not matter when you are stopped for drunk driving. All you can do is take the sensible approach and exercise your right to talk to an attorney. Do not discuss your DUI with anyone, do not offer any information that could damage your case, and do not argue with the arresting officer.
Instead, politely inform the officer you want to make the phone call. Even if you are intoxicated, our Marietta DUI attorney Robert Webb will talk to you. It is your first step toward securing your rights and securing your freedom.
Regardless of your situation, do not be tempted to think you can handle it alone. Start by considering the penalties, and make the decision to ask for legal representation. Your first call to Cobb DUI Law can make a difference in the outcome of your case. If you value your time, freedom, reputation, and money, discuss your drunk driving arrest with a lawyer.