Georgia DUI Lawyers | The Law Offices of Troy P. Hendrick
A Georgia DUI is a serious offense that can have long-term implications for you life, your insurance, and your license. If you are charged with a DUI, you have 10 days to file certain paperwork with the State Department of Drivers’ Services. Contact an attorney immediately. An Administrative License Suspension proceeding might be underway without the driver even knowing it.
At The Law Offices of Troy P. Hendrick, we have successfully defended hundreds of drivers on DUI charges. Attorney Troy Hendrick is a former DUI prosecutor who has lectured to current prosecutors in trial strategies at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, and has the knowledge and experience necessary to evaluate and defend your case.
DUI is a crime of opinion. In other words, it is the officer’s opinion and observations that can lead to a DUI arrest. Since alcohol affects everyone differently, it is very important to hire an attorney to evaluate your case to determine any available defenses.
Field Sobriety Evaluations:
These are the roadside sobriety evaluations that provide a basis for an officer to find probable cause in deciding to arrest you for a DUI. They include the Walk and Turn, the One Leg Stand, and the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. The administration of these evaluations is standardized, and deviations from the standardized administration can affect the validity of the results. It is always advisable to contact an attorney to review the observations recorded by a law enforcement officer with respect to these evaluations.
Georgia Implied Consent:
This is the law under which an officer can request a sample of your blood, breath, or urine to determine your blood-alcohol concentration. You have the right to refuse this testing, but it can cause a license suspension under most circumstances. However, if you take the test and exhibit a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 grams or more, you will still have your license suspended.
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