Savannah DUI Attorney
Arrested for Drunk Driving? Take Action Now! Call (912) 417-5008
Have you been arrested for driving under the influence? If so, your first course of action should be to get in touch with an experienced Savannah DUI lawyer from Schneider Lerch Bronston, LLC. We can help you navigate the complex legal process and build a strong defense.
First and foremost, you should know that you will only have 15 days to challenge the suspension of your license—which means that you must move quickly to schedule an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles if hope you retain your driving privileges. Secondly, you will only have a limited amount of time to build a strong defense before the criminal trial begins. For this reason, you should not hesitate to take action now.
DUI Laws in Georgia
In the state of Georgia, it is illegal for a person to operate a motor vehicle when:
- Any driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher.
- A driver of a commercial vehicle has a BAC of .04% or more.
- A driver under the age of 21 has a BAC of .02% or more.
- Under the influence of alcohol or any drug (including prescription medication) to the extent it is less safe for the person to drive.
Dismissed 16 Counts Including Forgery Charges
Reduced to Reckless Driving DUI
Charges Reduced DUI Refusal
Dismissed Illegal Gun Possession
Not Guilty Party to a Crime/ Armed Robbery
DUI Penalties in Georgia
The penalties for a DUI in Georgia can include fines, jail time, license suspension, probation, community service, and the completion of a mandatory treatment program. Sentencing guidelines include:
- First offense DUI: 10 days to 12 months in jail, a fine of $300 to $1,000, 40 hours of community service, and up to a 12-month license suspension.
- Second offense DUI: 90 days to 12 months in jail, a fine of $600 to $1,000, 30 days of community service and up to a three-year license suspension.
- Third offense DUI: 120 days to 12 months in jail and a fine of $1,000 to $5,000, and possible license revocation.
Goes Above and Beyond for You"Thanks to Cris's hard work and dedication, along with his team's support, the charges against me were ultimately dropped. They fought tirelessly on my behalf, and I am so grateful for everything they did for me."Ethan A.
True Advocate for Their Clients"Cris's expertise in criminal defense law was evident in the way they skillfully navigated the legal system, providing strategic guidance and support every step of the way. Thanks to their exceptional work, I was able to avoid the fine and the points being "Byron A.
Absolutely Amazing"Being out of state they always kept me informed on everything that was going on with my case and were very quick to respond back if I had any questions or concerns."Kendall T.
Expertise and Experience"They provided expertise and experience to review all evidence and lack thereof which helped me make a sound decision to not accept a plea and take my case to trial. Case dismissed before it even started!"Randy E.
Provides a Peace of Mind"Upon first speaking to Carli and Cris, their knowledge and experience was evident. They helped me understand the implications and next steps in addressing my situation."Chris Topher
Fantastic representation!"Courtney has a deep understanding of the law and the how everything works. She guided me through the process, kept me up to date on all aspects of my case, provided valuable advice and lead me to a outcome more favorable than I could have ever expected."Doug
I recommend her highly!"I had a traffic case and Courtney Lerch was right on top of it and resolved it in short order with an outcome better than my highest expectations."Paul K.
Excellent experience."To make a long story short she got a pretty bad DUI completely dropped so all I can say life saver didn’t even lose my job because of my incident. I give this law firm 10 stars even though they only let me give 5."Bryan M.
How Can a Lawyer Help With a DUI in Georgia?
After being arrested, our attorneys can provide invaluable support and guidance throughout the legal process, and help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Having an attorney on your side can make the difference between freedom or spending time behind bars.
Here are several ways our lawyers can help with a DUI in Georgia:
Understanding the Law
We have in-depth knowledge of the state's DUI laws and the penalties associated with them. Our team can explain the charges you face, the potential consequences, and your legal rights.
Our Savannah DUI attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your DUI arrest. We can examine the police reports, witness statements, and any other evidence to identify any weaknesses in the prosecution's case.
Protecting Your Rights
Our firm can help ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. This includes making sure that you are not subject to unlawful searches or seizures, that your Miranda rights are upheld, and that you are treated fairly by law enforcement officials.
Our DUI lawyer can negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce the charges or the penalties associated with them. We can also work to have the case dismissed or the charges dropped if there are legal grounds to do so.
Representation in Court
If your case goes to trial, our legal team can represent you in court. We can argue on your behalf, cross-examine witnesses, and present evidence to support your case.
We are well-equipped to represent a wide variety of DUI cases, including:
- License suspension
- Breath & blood tests
- Breathalyzer results
- Commercial driver DUI
- DMV hearings
- DUI & drugs
- DUI manslaughter
- DUI penalties
- DUI with injury
- Felony DUI
- Field sobriety tests
- Multiple DUI
- Out-of-state DUI
- Second DUI
- Sobriety checkpoints
- Underage DUI
Understanding Field Sobriety Tests
Field sobriety tests are often used by law enforcement officers to determine if a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These tests can include tasks such as walking in a straight line, standing on one leg, and following an object with your eyes. It's important to understand that these tests are not always accurate and can be influenced by various factors such as weather conditions, physical limitations, and nervousness.
Our experienced Savannah DUI attorneys can help you understand your rights when it comes to field sobriety tests and how they may impact your case. We can also provide guidance on how to handle these tests if you are pulled over for suspicion of DUI.
Knowing your rights and understanding the potential limitations of field sobriety tests can be crucial in building a strong defense against DUI charges. Contact our Savannah law firm today for expert legal representation and guidance.