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In many states, the terms “DUI” (driving under the influence) and “DWI” (driving while intoxicated) are used interchangeably. These terms and acronyms both refer to a person suspected to be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Those facing drunk driving charges in the state of Georgia, often wonder:
Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys, at the Law Offices of Harold J. Cronk, PC, has answers to your questions about drunk driving charges in Georgia. We represent clients in Savannah, Georgia, and the surrounding communities of Chatham County, Pooler, Tybee Island, Thunderbolt, Bloomingdale, Garden City, and Port Wentworth.
In Georgia, the criminal charge is referred to as a DUI. However, since every state uses a different acronym for drunk driving (DUI, DWI, OWI, OVI, etc.), confusion as to their meanings is understandable. Here is a quick overview of terms and acronyms that are often used when facing drunk driving-related charges:
Georgia has a zero-tolerance policy against drunk driving. It is illegal for any driver, regardless of their age, to operate a motor vehicle while having blood alcohol content (BAC) percentages of:
Fortunately, not all DUI arrests lead to a conviction. Police officers can make procedural mistakes that can affect the outcome of the case. Common mistakes made during a DUI arrest or investigation include:
If you have been arrested for a drunk driving offense in Georgia, there are several possible DUI defenses that may strengthen your case including:
An experienced attorney can review your case and help you determine your best defense strategy.
In 2018, there were 308.7 DUI-related arrests per 100,000 people in Georgia. If convicted of a DUI offense in the state, potential penalties include fines, jail time, license revocation, community service, and a lifetime criminal record.
Likewise, there will be long-term adverse consequences that may damage your quality of life and professional future. Immediately retaining an aggressive criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and driving privileges is your best defense.
A knowledgeable DUI lawyer can investigate all the details of your case and fight vigorously to get the charges against you reduced or dropped completely. Our team at the Law Offices of Harold J. Cronk, PC, can determine the most effective strategy and help you pursue the best outcome possible in your case.
At the Law Offices of Harold J. Cronk, PC, we have over 35 years of combined experience in representing clients in their drunk driving charges. If you’ve been arrested and charged for drunk driving in Savannah, Tybee Island, Pooler, Thunderbolt, Bloomingdale, Garden City, or Port Wentworth, Georgia, we are here to help you. Call us today to schedule a case evaluation and to speak with our team of DUI defense attorneys.
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship.
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