Defending 3rd DUI Charges
As you may have surmised a 3rd DUI conviction although still viewed as a misdemeanor carries very harsh penalties. If this is your third arrest you are likely already familiar with the DUI process and understand that you need to take immediate action to secure the best DUI defense. Richard S. Lawson only handles DUI defense. As a result our legal firm has carefully built a team of investigators and forensic experts which can be called upon to investigate any aspect of a DUI case to turn up evidence which law enforcement or a prosecutor may have overlooked to help our client's case. When you are facing a 3rd DUI charge, you need a DeKalb DUI attorney who is fully committed to protecting your future.
3rd DUI Lawyer in DeKalb County
In additional to mandatory jail time, conviction may mean a five year suspension of your driving privileges. Depending upon your circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for a restricted license no sooner than 1 year, but will be required to install an ignition interlock device. The sentence will include mandatory jail time, although you may be granted probation after serving as little as 15 days. The probation may be for as long as one year but will take into account the amount of time you have served. Fines can go as high as $5,000. As a repeat offender DUI school and substance abuse evaluation are mandatory. These penalties are obviously more severe than those for a 1st DUI or a 2nd DUI . When the stakes are this high, you need a DUI defense lawyer with sufficient expertise to craft a defense strategy based on the unique circumstances of your case.
Dedicated to protecting the client's constitutional rights, our legal team carefully analyzes every aspect of your arrest to identify violations or failures to adhere to procedures by overzealous law enforcement officers or any weak evidence. Often field sobriety tests are incorrectly administered by officers. A failure to follow blood & breath test procedures or testing unit problems can skew test results. A DUI defense lawyer at our firm works to stay current with scientific advances as well as legal issues to provide a stronger defense.
If you have been charged with a 3rd, or 4th or subsequent DUI charge, contact a DeKalb County DUI attorney for the skilled and aggressive defense you need.