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Every day people make mistakes when it comes to drinking and driving. Sometimes, people are mistakenly charged with DUI without probable cause. The fact is that a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) has serious consequences. Penalties in Georgia are particularly harsh and require mandatory jail time, considerable financial fines, and include the possibility of having one’s driver’s license revoked or suspended.

While prosecutors zealously attempt to secure a DUI conviction, experienced DUI lawyers like those at The McCormick Firm in Cumming, Georgia, have time-tested methods that help defend someone who has been charged with driving under the influence. If you have been charged with DUI, it is very possible that:

  • your 4th Amendment rights were violated,
  • the officers lacked probable cause to make the stop or even make the arrest,
  • the officers present during your arrest made a mistake on their incident reports,
  • some of the evidence the state provides can be kept out of your DUI trial, and 
  • the state’s credibility can be disputed in your DUI trial before a judge.

Every DUI case is different and can have any number of unique circumstances that may work to your advantage. Our job at the McCormick Firm PC is to make sure that your side of the story is explained in such a way that is beneficial to you and persuasive to the court and jury. It is possible that all of the allegations and inferences made against you in your case can be rejected or rebutted by your DUI defense attorney. It is also possible that the efficiency and accuracy device that was used to test your alcohol limit can be called into play during your trial.

Avoid a DUI Conviction with the Help of an Experienced Cumming Georgia DUI Attorney

Common ways that the state convicts an individual for DUI are:


  • Blowing a 0.08 or Above – If you consent to a breathalyzer test and that test shows that you have had 0.08 grams or more blood alcohol concentration in a period of 3 hours, and you are in control of a motor vehicle, you will be charged with a DUI.
  • Less Safe – According to the “less safe driver” provisions under Georgia law, it is up to the state to prove without a shadow of doubt that you consumed some form of intoxicants, which makes you “less safe” to drive and operate a vehicle.  Even if you blow less than 0.08, it is still possible that you will be charged with DUI if the officer determines that you were impaired.

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, it is very important that you have a seasoned and accomplished DUI attorney in Cumming, Georgia who can help save your reputation, secure your privilege to drive and help you avoid serious jail time.

First time DUI penalties in georgia for adults 21 and up can include:

  • a fine between $300 and $1,000,
  • suspended driver’s license for up to 1 year,
  • a license reinstatement fee of $210,
  • several hours of community service,
  • the possibility of jail time for up to 1 year,
  • probation up to a year,
  • attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving Class,
  • attend a Victim Impact Panel, and
  • complete a DUI or risk reduction program and pay all costs associated.

Penalties for a 2nd DUI conviction in 5 years can Include:

  • a fine between $300 and $1,000,
  • suspended driver’s license for up to 1 year,
  • a license reinstatement fee of $210,
  • several hours of community service,
  • the possibility of jail time for up to 1 year,
  • probation up to a year,
  • attend a Mother Against Drunk Driving Class,
  • attend a Victim Impact Panel, and
  • complete a DUI or risk reduction program and pay all costs associated.

Conviction of a third DUI in 5 years carries serious charges including:

  • at least 15 days in jail, 
  • four or more charges in 5 years come with even harsher penalties, and 
  • you will be labeled a habitual violator, 
  • you also run the risk of being charged with a felony which can impose more than 1 year in jail, and 
  • those who are convicted of DUI in the state of Georgia often find that it is harder to secure a job, find that their insurance rates increase substantially, and more

Call the McCormick Firm today for a free consultation. Learn how we can provide you with a unique defense. Avoid these life-changing charges.

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