Do You Have A Defense To DUI Charges?

Pleading guilty to driving under the influence (DUI or DWI) can be a costly mistake. You may have a defense that will enable you to minimize or avoid the most damaging consequences.

At James B. Smith, Attorney at Law, we defend people in McIntosh County and throughout southeast Georgia who are accused of drunk driving and other criminal offenses. Whether this is your first DUI offense or you have past convictions, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and your options.

Protecting Your Driver's License And Your Future

Even a first DUI offense can have a devastating effect on your life. You could face jail time, a one-year driver's license suspension, thousands of dollars in fines and other expenses, and a lifetime criminal record. The consequences grow progressively harsher for past convictions.

To protect yourself from consequences like these, it only makes sense to discuss your case with an experienced DUI defense lawyer. Just because you had a few drinks and failed a Breathalyzer test does not mean the state can prove that you are guilty.

The following are examples of issues that can make a difference in your case.

  • Was the stop legal? If police did not have a legal reason to pull you over, all evidence gathered after the stop, including the Breathalyzer test results, can be suppressed.
  • Was the Breathalyzer machine accurate? In some cases, officers make mistakes that enable an experienced defense lawyer to challenge breath test results.
  • Did police follow proper procedures? Police mistakes can result in a favorable plea bargain or the case being dismissed.

If you call our firm soon enough, we can appear at your administrative driver's license suspension hearing. Our goal is to help you obtain the most favorable resolution of your case possible through negotiations with the prosecutor or trial.

Call Us Now If You've Been Arrested For Driving Under The Influence

To learn how we can defend you in a DUI case, call 912-222-4585 or fill out our contact form. We are located in Townsend, which is near Darien, the county seat of McIntosh County.