DUI Attorney in Canton
DUI Attorney Serving Canton, Marietta & all of Cobb County
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.
Attorney Reed is an accomplished, successful, widely recognized defense attorney who genuinely cares about each of his clients. Watch our video to hear more about what makes him different.