Georgia DUI Attorney
40 years of experience
The good news is that these cases can often be successfully defended: the officer does not do what he/she is supposed to do, there is no basis for the initial traffic stop, motions to suppress are successfully litigated, the field sobriety tests are not done properly, witnesses do not appear in court, etc. But, you need a good lawyer in these cases in order to take advantage of these issues.
Traffic offenses are where the average citizen comes into contact with the criminal justice system. DUI or DWI cases are taken very seriously by the courts. In fact in misdemeanor courts drunk driving is considered their most important cases. Some of this is due to the pressure and lobbying done by special interest groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). These groups actually post monitors in the courts to make sure judges are tough on drunk drivers. That is why you need to take these cases seriously. They can result not only in the loss of your driver's license but in increased insurance costs, having to perform community service work, and even jail time. Perhaps the worse effect is to have a DUI or DWI on your history. It does not look good to employers.
Attorney Thomas M. West is an experienced litigator on behalf of clients facing DUI, DWI and/or OUI charges in Georgia.
Contact the Georgia Law Office of Thomas M. West to learn more!