Have you been arrested for a 2nd DUI?
If you have been arrested for a 2nd DUI you already know that you have a serious legal situation to deal with. The Georgia legal system treats second offenses more harshly than a 1st DUI. The penalties you face are far more severe in the second conviction. As there are a number of complex scientific and legal issues involved in DUI cases and a successful defense, you need a qualified lawyer to help you. It is vital that you get some sound legal advice concerning your case. By hiring a Cherokee County DUI lawyer to protect your rights and defend you from the charges you face, you may be able to avoid a second conviction. As a former DUI prosecutor, Richard S. Lawson is able to evaluate the unique aspects of each case and construct a defense calculated to raise the possibility of a successful outcome.
DUI Attorney in Cherokee County: Your 2nd Offense
If you are a visitor to our state, read our page GA DUI by out of state Driver to find out more about your case. If you have a prior DUI conviction within the past 5 years and have been arrested again for DUI, you will be charged with a 2nd DUI offense, which means the potential penalties are increased to:
- Between 90 days and one year in jail
- One year probation less time served
- Fines up to $1,000 plus other fees and costs
- Mandatory substance abuse evaluation
- Three year driver's suspended license
- Mandatory Ignition Interlock Device if a restricted license is approved
- Red stripe on license
You may think that because you "failed" a field sobriety test or a blood & breath test that there is no point in fighting the charges against you. Regardless of how "open and shut" you believe your case is, there may be any number of defense strategies which can be employed by an experienced 2nd DUI attorney to gain a positive result on your behalf.
Our legal team has over 20 years of experience in defending charges relating to marijuana cases, accidents and serious injury, 3rd DUI , vehicular homicide, 4th DUI and subsequent offenses. You can depend on a DUI defense lawyer at our firm to aggressively protect your rights.
Contact a Cherokee County DUI lawyer at our firm to find out more about your defense.