Selecting the most competent attorney for your DUI defense is crucial. Expertise and reputation are of the utmost importance when the future of your license or, more importantly, your liberty are hanging in the balance.
When you are arrested in Georgia for driving under the influence, you will be expected to defend your license and liberty in both your criminal case as well as your license suspension. Georgia criminal courts will impose penalties regarding fines, public service and jail time. While the Department of Driving Services will manage the suspension or revocation of your driving license.
Newnan DUI attorney Rufus Smith, Jr., has nearly 30 years of experience defending those accused of driving under the influence in both Georgia criminal courts, as well as throughout the process of DDS hearings. When you work with the team at Rufus Smith, Jr. and Associates, you can guarantee that you are being represented by professionals that maintain excellent working relationships with local law enforcement, prosecution, and judges alike.
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A competent attorney recognizes that sometimes people who are not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs may exhibit many of the same driving patterns as drunk drivers. Rufus Smith, Jr. and Associates take the time to cross-examine the police with their own training manuals and education. Attorney Smith is experienced in analyzing discovery, and determining if officers performed their tests and duties correctly.
Driving under the influence in the state of Georgia is a serious offense. It is important to understand what may be at risk in your pending DUI case.
First time DUI sentencing can carry up to one year in jail, up to $1000.00 in fines, up to one year license suspension, 40 hours of community service, probation and DUI education courses;
Second time DUI offense typically results in Up to one year jail, fine up to $1,000, up to three (3) years license suspension, 40 hours of community service, probation, DUI education course or substance abuse treatment, and possible Ignition Interlock Device;
Third DUI Offense in Georgia may result in up to one year jail, Fine $1,000-$5,000, up to five (5) years license suspension, 40 hours of community service, probation, DUI education course or substance abuse treatment, and possible Ignition Interlock Device;
Fourth DUI Offense in Georgia is a Felony, and typically carries one to five years in state prison, and up to a $5,000 fine.
There is a common pre-conceived notion that if you are arrested for driving under the influence than you are most likely guilty. A highly motivated, and skilled attorney will overcome these perceptions and effectively present the facts necessary to successfully defend your DUI defense case.
Rufus Smith, Jr. and Associates have been winning over judges, prosecution and juries for over 30 years with their presentation of such truths. Call now to protect the future of your license and freedom, 770-251-2373