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  • I was involved in an accident and i left i had a shot of whiskey after i got home how can they charge me 4 dui

    how can they prove i was drinking at the time of the accident. I refused to blow breath test

    Justin’s Answer

    Unfortunately, they can charge you with whatever they want. Whether they can prove it or it will stand up in court is an entirely different story. Remember it is the State's responsibility to prove every element of DUI beyond a reasonable doubt. It sounds like they may have trouble proving you were in fact under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. But then again, they may try to presume and prove that the reason why you left the scene was because you were impaired. Whatever the case may be, the best thing you can do is hired an experienced DUI attorney to fight the case for you.

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  • In ga. After 1st dui offence and blowing .01on breath test I was arrested and blood tested license was seized

    I was issued 30 day temp permit to drive and court dates not for 60 days what do I do after temp expires until I go to court to drive ?

    Justin’s Answer

    If the officer seized your drivers license and issued you a notice of suspension along with a temporary driving permit, you will need to file an appeal to this action within ten business days from your date of arrest to ensure your license is not suspended. Otherwise, your license may be suspended for a period of one year. Sounds like you have some strong legal issues to challenge in your case. Contact an experienced DUI attorney to help you through.

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  • I got a DUI .152 what will happen to me?

    This is my first time ticket , I even know what to do. I'm looking for a lawyer... I got arrested in Delkab county... If I don't have any record this could count for them

    Justin’s Answer

    It depends on a whole host of issues. Whether the officer had a reason to stop you, whether he had probable cause to arrest you, whether he read you implied consent before requesting a test of your breath. The best thing you can do is contact an experienced DUI defense attorney and review your case in detail. We offer free consultations and are more than happy to assess your case and discuss likely outcomes.

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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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