Have you been arrested for DUI while visiting Georgia? If so, you may be wondering what you can do to avoid serious penalties. The first thing you need to do is hire a Savannah DUI lawyer from our firm. You only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to request the administrative hearing that will allow you to challenge your license suspension. The faster you take action in your own defense, the more positive the end results are likely to be. In addition to needing representation at your administrative hearing, you are also going to need an attorney to represent you at your criminal hearing.
Ignoring a DUI offense in Georgia is not going to make it go away, regardless of where you live. Even a first time DUI offender in our state will face jail time, fines up to $1,000, mandatory probation, community service, completion of a Risk Reduction Program and other penalties. In many instances, an out-of-state DUI conviction can also have a serious impact on your home life as you could find yourself facing a mandatory driver's license suspension in your own state. The lawyer you choose to represent you will directly affect the outcome of your case. It will also make a difference in the ease in which your case in handled.
Our attorneys have years of experience defending the rights of those who have been arrested or charged with DUI and other criminal offenses. Our lead lawyer is a former prosecutor for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office with an in-depth understanding of state DUI laws. We are also well-versed on the strategies which can be used to help you challenge the prosecution's claim and successfully fight your arrest. You can rest assured that we are more than capable of providing you with a compelling defense. If you are not a Georgia resident, yet you have been arrested for DUI in our state, you need our legal team on your side.
To find out more about what we can do for you, contact Schneider Lerch, LLC.