Athens GA DUI Lawyer
Athens GA DUI Lawyer Defending Against DUI Charges
Athens GA DUI Lawyer Alfred Fargione can help you if you have been charged with DUI/DWI in Georgia. You should know your rights and retain an experienced and skilled Athens GA DUI lawyer to evaluate your case. Penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) are very serious and can include jail time, fines, outpatient and in-patient treatment programs, and a lengthy driver’s license suspension. Even when you eventually are eligible to get your driver’s license back, you could end up paying thousands of dollars in high-risk insurance premiums. If you are convicted of a second DUI or drunk driving offense, you face a 60-day mandatory minimum jail sentence.
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Fargione, Thomas & McRae know that the police gather evidence for potential DUI cases in several different ways. Before ever pulling you over, a police officer will want to witness your driving, and report back to the court if you were weaving, or speeding or driving in some unsafe manner. Once you are pulled over, the officer will be watching you like a hawk. Any delay in having your license and registration ready could be reported as a “fumbling for his/her driver’s license.” If you have been seated in your car while driving for awhile, and hold onto the car door while getting out, the officer may report that you needed to lean on the door for support because you appeared “unsteady” on your feet. The officer will likely shine a light into your eyes and report that your eyes appeared “bloodshot and glassy.” These elements of a police report are quite common, and standard-fare in a typical OUI police report. Athens DUI defense attorney Al Fargione and his colleagues have handled many DUI/DWI cases in their many years of practicing criminal law. They are well versed in cross-examining police officers to blunt the impact of such testimony.
Challenging the Evidence in a DUI Case
Even if you have “failed” a Breathalyzer test, there are ways to fight a DUI charge in court. There are certain regulations with which the police must be comply before administering a Breathalyzer test. Fargione, Thomas & McRae Athens DUI attorneys have researched and thoroughly understand those regulations, so we will be able to advise you regarding the validity of the test that you took. Attorney Yannetti and his colleagues have successfully filed motions to suppress breathalyzer test results. We have also successfully challenged motor vehicle stops themselves, via motions to dismiss DUI cases entirely. While each case is different and no attorney can guarantee any particular result for a client, our attorneys have the proper experience to handle every aspect of DUI/drunk-driving defense. We regularly take DUI cases to trial and secure “not guilty” verdicts for clients across Georgia courtrooms.
Whether the scenario involved an accident, a Breathalyzer test failure and/or incriminating statements made to law enforcement, you should still get the proper advice from an experienced and competent Athens DUI attorney before resolving your DUI case. Our trial skills are unsurpassed when it comes to defending DUI cases.
Defending Against All Related Charges
In addition to aggressive defense in DUI cases, Fargione, Thomas & McRae can also provide comprehensive defense representation to clients charged with:
- Felony DUI for multiple DUI charges
- Vehicular homicide for causing an accident while driving drunk which results in death
- Vehicular assault in connection with a drunk driving accident resulting in serious injury
- Child endangerment while driving drunk
- DUI while license is suspended for drunk driving
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A drunk driving conviction can haunt you for the rest of your life. That is why retaining dedicated legal representation is so crucial. Contact an attorney online or call 706-546-0999 for a free phone consultation. We are here to help you.
We can schedule a consultation to take place in our Athens GA DUI lawyer office, via telephone, or potentially come to you.