I was pulled over for speeding and was charged with dui and child endangerment
Certainly I would advise talking to a lawyer about those charges. When is your court date? Is this your first DUI?
Yes, a good DUI lawyer can usually help with a DUI charge. How much we can help will depend on the facts of the case. You should call and speak to a lawyer ASAP to discuss the facts of your case and the 10 Day Letter that can help save your license. You have 10 business days from the date of your arrest to act.
Yes a lawyer can help and you really need one because if you are convicted of both DUI and child endangerment, then your license will be suspended for a year with no driving at all (they treat it like this is your second DUI). Did you take a test? If so, what were the results?
A good DUI attorney can help you with your tickets but you need to proceed with caution and hire someone that you are comfortable with and can talk to. DUI charges are extremely complicated. We're you pulled over in Alpharetta or Roswell or Milton or somewhere else?
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Yes you absolutely need a very good lawyer!
In Georgia, a child endangerment charge can present as many, if not more, problems than A DUI charge. The two charges are separate and having a child endangerment charge can make you a 2nd DUI offender from one arrest.
With this said, yes, lawyers negotiate and analyze these cases every day. You have some good lawyers answering your question.
Alpharetta's court is a city court, so your lawyer will only be able to negotiate with the prosecutor there about the charges- rather than have any hearings or a trial. With that said, speak to lawyers about how they approach cases in Alpharetta and go with who you are comfortable with.
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Yes absolutely. I strongly suggest strongly that you hire a locally experienced DUI attorney, especially given the child endangerment charge. Good luck.
Criminal Defense Attorney
At this point, the officer who arrested you has more training and experience in making DUI arrests than you have at defending them. Unless you are a trained lawyer in this area, you won't know what to look for to help with your defense. For instance, do you know the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's guidelines for conducting and scoring field sobriety tests? Most lawyers who are trained in this area of law are very familiar with these standards and catch officers failing to conduct these tests appropriately on a regular basis. Being able to recognize the strengths and/or weaknesses in the State's case against you is important, both for negotiating a settlement of this case and, if not, for presenting the best defense at trial. You absolutely need a lawyer.
Allen R. Knox
125 TownPark Drive, Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Yes you absolutely need a DUI lawyer. You're facing some very serious charges, especially since you have an additional child endangerment DUI. It is important that you hire somebody as quickly as possible so that they have ample time to investigate your case.