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  • 2005 DUI Failure to Appear must be resolved

    I was arrested for DUI while visiting Atlanta in 2005 and never returned to fight the charges due to financial restrictions. I've recently moved from my home state of Michigan and have been told that due to this unsettled charge I cannot get a d...

    Justin’s Answer

    It depends on the court. If you were arrested in City of Atlanta, it would be possible to hire an attorney and appear to have the case removed from FTA status, set aside the warrants, and then request documentation to clear your license suspension out of GA. You can then take these documents to your home state and clear the suspension, allowing you to surrender your old license and acquire a new one in SC. If your case is in Fulton County, not City of Atlanta, your attorney can file documents to set aside the suspension and bench warrant that probably issued.

    You certainly do not want to walk into court unrepresented as you could certainly be arrested the second you enter into Georgia. You can always reach out to experts in DUI defense who can advise you on how to handle and what to expect. With the limited info you have provided, it is somewhat difficult to give you exact steps to resolve. The best move you can make is retain an experienced DUI attorney to help you with your case. Most of us are happy to talk on the phone and even offer free consultations to review the details of your case.

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  • First Time Offender for DUI

    3 nights ago I looked down at my phone because it beeped (I was not texting) on my street and accidentally hit the curb at my house. The officer saw it so he pulled me over but by the time his lights came on I was literally already parking. I am t...

    Justin’s Answer

    Every case is different, but the most important thing you should know is that your best chance to have this case dismissed or reduced just is with an experienced DUI defense attorney. If you have court in Atlanta tomorrow, Judge ward will allow you the opportunity to reset your case to hire an attorney. Take the time to interview with a few and make the best decision for you and your case.

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  • Do I need a DUI lawyer for first offense? What type of ID is available until my actual court date?

    I was arrested for a DUI at a road block. This was my first ever major offense with the law besides minor traffic violations over 5 years ago. Felt like I did well on the field sobriety but I admitted to the officer I had drinks earlier in the nig...

    Justin’s Answer

    There are a number of complicated issues involving your case. You absolutely should retain an experienced dui defense lawyer to fight for you. Make sure your attorney files a hearing request within ten business days of arrest to save your driving privileges. Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions.

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  • In Georgia, is a first offense DUI considered a criminal offense?

    It is my understanding that some courts don't consider alcohol related offenses criminal.

    Justin’s Answer

    Unfortunately it is. Contact an experienced dui attorney immediately to protect your driving privileges and discuss you case and likely defenses at length.

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  • Do I need an attorney? A detective left a voicemail asking me to call him about an incident.

    Incident: I driver pulled into my lane from a turn lane, causing to brake as hard as I could to keep from hitting her. Then flipped me off. I flipped her off. She kept braking hard (since she was now in front of me) like she was trying to cause me...

    Justin’s Answer

    Absolutely. You do not want to speak to an investigator without an attorney representing your best interests.

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  • I had a DUI charge couple nights a go and need a GREAT lawyer to help me, I was out few hors after I was arrested.

    I have court date in mid may, would this show on back ground check?

    Justin’s Answer

    Yes. The arrest will for now. Your best bet would be to review the profiles of the attorneys that respond and contact a few for initial consultations to determine who would do the best job for you. Remember, you only have 10 business days to file documents to save your driving privileges.

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  • Have limited permit after a 2nd DUI in GA but can I get one with less restrictions????

    I had a DUI in KY in 2012 and a second DUI in 2013 in GA where I reside. I have cleared everything with KY and done all my classes/treatments and now have a limited permit in GA once again. However, the limited permit has Class 0 Restrictions fo...

    Justin’s Answer

    Unfortunately, you cannot. Your limited permit is set in stone and you cannot modify its conditions.

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  • On way home I had 8 drinks because of snow in Atlanta. I was stressed. Heard I cant get DUI in snow but I did. Legit???

    About to bail out. Can I beat this fare and square? Snow means no dui?

    Justin’s Answer

    There is no exception in the law for a DUI in the snow. You may be able to beat the case, but not specifically because it occurred in the snow. Contact an experienced dui attorney when the snow subsides to discuss the reality of challenging your case.

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  • I was charged with superspeeder reckless driving and a dui. Do i stand a chance at getting a provisional license?

    I was pulled over for speeding (88 in 55), and charged with reckless driving and a dui. Do i stand a chance at getting a provisional license? I don't exactly have a clean driving record and was arrested last march for driving with a suspended lice...

    Justin’s Answer

    We would need to know more information. However, it is possible to get some (if not all) of these charges reduced to offenses that would not result in a mandatory license suspension. Your biggest concern should be the DUI, as that is the only of the three charges that result in a mandatory license suspension. Depending on your history and age, it is possible that you would receive a temporary driving permit even if you were convicted of the charges. However, the Reckless and speeding charges will result in 10 points so if you have prior citations, you may face an administrative suspension. You need to chat with an experienced DUI attorney to review your case ASAP. Remember you only have ten business days to file paperwork to save your license. Good luck.

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  • What is the likelyhood that my DUI case will be thrown out?

    I took all test and blew .08. The cop said I didn't have a tag light was the reason he pulled me over even though I did have one. And he said that I didn't come to a complete stop at a stop sign (which I did) on a street that we were never on. ...

    Justin’s Answer

    It sounds like you have a defendable case. Best advice would be to interview and retain an attorney that specializes in defending those accused of DUI.

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