DUI Attorney in Canton
DUI Attorney Serving Canton and Surrounding Areas
A DUI offense is a serious criminal charge with related consequences. If
law enforcement spots a vehicle weaving on the road or an individual driving
erratically, they have the right to pull a suspected drunken driver over
to the side of the road. They may ask the driver to submit to a sobriety
test by performing simple physical and mental tasks. Officers may conduct
a breathalyzer test to determine the amount of alcohol content in the
driver. A blood alcohol level of .08% or higher indicates the driver is
legally drunk and too intoxicated to operate a motor vehicle safely. The
officers may arrest the driver and charge him or her with a DUI. A driver
who refuses to take a test to measure alcohol levels can face an automatic
one-year driver's license suspension.
A person charged with a DUI should contact a
Canton criminal defense attorney immediately following an arrest. It is best to have legal representation
before making possible incriminating statements. Benjamin Bradley Reed
is an experienced criminal defense attorney and defends many DUI cases.
He works closely with his clients and provides competent professional
legal services throughout all steps of the DUI proceedings including DDS Hearings.
Penalties for a DUI
Factors that can influence the severity of sentencing include multiple
DUIs, a DUI caused hit and run accident, a DUI traffic collision that
injures or kills others, underage DUI, or the presence of minors in the
vehicle at the time of the DUI.
Common penalties for a DUI can include:
- Jail time and probation
- Fines and court fees
- Driver's license suspension
Depending on the circumstances of the DUI, additional penalties imposed
by a judge may be vehicle impound, ignition locking device, or DUI education
and treatment. Increased penalties and a prison sentence may result from a
felony DUI conviction. An individual convicted of a DUI can experience a loss of certain rights
and freedoms. A DUI can also cause loss of employment, jeopardize career
advancement, or disqualify one from attending a school of choice.
Hiring Attorney Reed to Protect Your Rights
Brad Reed provides an aggressive defense for his clients with the goal
of the best possible outcome considering a DUI criminal defense. Make
an appointment today for a consultation with a qualified DUI defense lawyer.
We also service North Georgia, including Cherokee County, Pickens County,
Gilmer County, Forsyth County, and Cobb County.