DUI. Those three letters make up one of the most serious charges you can face in the State of Georgia: driving under the influence. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony DUI, either of which will have a long-lasting impact on your life.
It is extremely important that you aggressively defend yourself against this charge as soon as possible. In fact, you only have 10 days from the day of your arrest to contest an automatic license suspension.
Remember: DUIs are prosecuted aggressively in our state. The sooner you and your attorney begin to build your defense, the greater the likelihood that you will have a favorable outcome in your case.
What a DUI Could Cost You
It’s no secret that a DUI is expensive. If you are convicted of this serious offense, you will have to pay steep fines that may amount to thousands of dollars. Other fees can also accrue, including a license reinstatement fee and a substantial increase in your monthly car insurance premium.
But so much more than money is at stake. Consider your drivers license, which you could lose for months or years. Then, there is the possibility of jail time, from 24-hours to years behind bars. Not to mention community service, probation, the potential of having an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle, plus a permanent criminal record and an indelible stain on your good name—in short, a DUI will change your life, and not for the better.
The Turner Law Firm Can Help
You may be worried about the expense of hiring qualified, experienced legal counsel to represent you. Consider the fee of an attorney against what a DUI conviction could cost. In those terms, a legal retainer is a small price to pay.
Attorney Joey Turner of The Turner Firm understands the stress—both emotional and financial—that results from a DUI. He offers a free, no-obligation review of your case. Contact The Turner Firm today by filling out our secure online form to receive a free case consultation.