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Driving Under the Influence

DUI Lawyer in Richmond Hill & Hinesville

In the state of Georgia, driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is crime. Drivers who are found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) level above the legal limit can be arrested and charged with DUI. For aggressive defense against your charges, seek the legal guidance of a DUI defense attorney from Balbo & Gregg. We have helped clients fight their charges for more than 25 combined years, and we can apply this wealth of experience to helping you make the most of any case.

Providing Prompt & Knowledgeable Defense

After an arrest, it is critical that seek legal assistance immediately. From the moment of your arrest, you only have 10 business days to request an Administrative License Hearing (ALS) to determine if you are eligible to keep your license. If you do not schedule this hearing, you will automatically have your license suspended. Our attorneys can begin work on your case immediately to ensure that you receive a proper defense at your ALS hearing and maintain strong odds of keeping your license.

Of course, the ALS hearing is not the end of the DUI process. Our legal team will continue to develop a strong defense throughout the duration of your case. In everything, our legal team will work with the goal of protecting your rights and defending your freedom. Call us today to discuss your case with a free consultation.

DUI Penalties in Georgia

Penalties for driving under the influence are severe because of the potential damage a wreck could cause to other drivers and passengers. DUI penalties depend on your age, type of license, previous DUI convictions, and any aggravating factors. Individuals 21 years and older can be charged with DUI if their BAC level is 0.08% or higher. Commercial vehicle drivers are held to stricter standards and can be arrested for a BAC level of 0.04% or higher. Drivers under the legal drinking age of 21 can be charged with DUI for a BAC level of 0.02% or higher.

In any circumstance, you may be penalized with:

  • License suspension
  • Heavy fines
  • Court costs
  • Jail time
  • DUI school
  • Increased insurance rates

In some cases, you may need to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle. The IID requires a breath sample before you can start your vehicle. If alcohol is detected on your breath, the vehicle will not start.

Retain a Premier Defense Firm

The state of Georgia follows the implied-consent law. Under this law, drivers in Georgia are subject to submit to chemical tests of blood, breath, or urine. If you refuse to submit to such a test, your driver's license will automatically be suspended for more than one year. A DUI charge can greatly impact your life if you are convicted. Georgia's penalties are so severe, in fact, that you cannot plead "wet reckless" in place of your DUI.

With so much at stake and such heavy potential consequences, it is critical that you seek the aid of an experienced firm. Work with our Hinesville DUI attorneys at Balbo & Gregg, Attorneys at Law, PC for a seasoned approach to any case. We are equipped to handle your case, and can dedicate our full effort to helping you avoid the harsh consequences for DUI.

To learn more about how our attorneys can help you combat your charges, contact our firm at once for a free, in-person case evaluation for assistance.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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