What Is DUI?

Drunk driving  today is serious charges. The consequences of such a charge are significant and can affect the rest of your life. If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Georgia or involved in a drunk driving accident, you should contact an experienced DUI attorney in Georgia as soon as possible. Our Goal is simple:

  1. No loss of License
  2. No Jail
  3. Dismissal of the charge - whether by jury or negotiation

Drunk Driving - How Can You Be Charged

Drunk driving is known by many different names, including driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired (DWI). Drunk driving means the person driving must have all of the following - the ability to walk, talk and act in normal driving situations must be "off " or different than what they would normally be. DUI can also be proven by blood or breath alcohol levels of .08 or more IF the machine was working and operated properly.  A DUI can also be proven by a urine test, or proof of the impairment of normal motor skills while operating a vehicle. Regardless of the manner in which drunk driving is proven, the penalties upon conviction are the same.

Georgia Testing

By driving on the roadways in the state of Georgia, you may be subject to implied consent laws (the orange card that gets read to you).  Just by driving on the the road, you may be subject to obeying all of the applicable traffic laws. Refusing a blood alcohol test is possible - but beware that officers will seek a search warrant if they feel they have a reason and the results can be used against you in court.

Even if you feel that your driving is fine, you can still be charged with drunk driving if your blood alcohol content exceeds the legal limit.  The job of a good lawyer is to show that the chemical test was not correct - how can one look great, walk great and otherwise act great - yet be DUI?  If you were involved in an alcohol-related accident, the situation is more serious, especially if someone was injured or killed. Contact Sam Sliger, (706) 778-5291, as soon as possible.

Hiring the Right Georgia DUI Attorney

Stay AWAY from Internet lawyers who do not go to court - (look at our results page). Just being charged with drunk driving in Georgia is never an automatic conviction.  If you want to fight the charge, let's act quickly - together. Under Georgia state law, you have ten (10) days from the time you were arrested to request an Administrative Law hearing.  This hearing is separate from the one that is listed on your citation. Once the ten days have passed, you will not be able to fight the suspension (administratively) charge. Hiring a Gainesville drunk driving lawyer who specializes in drunk driving defense can mean all the difference in the outcome of your case. We will travel all over the State of Georgia

Time Proven Results

Do not let a charge of drunk driving or driving under the influence box you in.  Call attorney Sam Sliger with McDonald & Cody, LLC in Cornelia at (706) 778-5291 or email sam@mcdonaldcody.com or kathi@mcdonaldcody.com today to schedule your free initial consultation.  Learn what a difference Sam Sliger can make.

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The philosophy at McDonald & Cody, LLC is to provide maximum results, one client at a time. We are dedicated to our cases and strive for quick, full and maximum compensation. We are committed to our core values of returning phone calls, candid assessments, and responsibility. These values are the building blocks to successful relationships with our clients who deserve the very best in legal services.