If you have been arrested for DUI, do not despair. Our Georgia DUI Attorneys have intimate knowledge of local prosecutors, judges, and police officers to help you know what to expect before you walk into the court room. Our DUI attorneys keep up with recent changes in case law to keep a tactical advantage over prosecutors who are often overworked and unprepared. Often times sobriety tests were administered improperly, the implied consent notice was read improperly, a request for an independent test was not honored, or the officer lacked probable cause to arrest in the first place. Our Georgia DUI Attorneys utilize cases from the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals at "Motion To Suppress" hearings to try to have your case thrown out or reduced before you ever have to go to trial.
Kunes Law's DUI attorneys are trained in DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Tests according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Our instructors were former law enforcement officers who trained Georgia State Troopers and local law enforcement on how to correctly administer the tests. Our Georgia DUI attorneys maintain close relationships with these DUI experts as well as experts in the field of forensic toxicology and evidential breath testing devices. These experts can be hired by our clients to go to trial in situations where tests were improperly administered, breath machines were subject to operator error, or when blood test samples were improperly handled.
YOU HAVE THIRTY DAYS TO REQUEST EITHER AN A) ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE SUSPENSION (ALS) HEARING OR B) IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE LIMITED PERMIT (*IIDLP) OR YOUR PRIVILEGE TO DRIVE IN GEORGIA WILL BE SUSPENDED ON THE 46th DAY AFTER YOUR DUI ARREST!
Our Georgia DUI attorneys will represent you at this hearing to try to prevent the license suspension from occurring until the criminal charges are resolved. Often times the officer will not show and we will move the rescind the suspension. If the officer does show you will often lose due to the very narrow scope of the hearing. However, our DUI attorneys will have an opportunity to get sworn testimony from the arresting officer that can be used against him at a motion to suppress hearing or trial. Due to changes in Georgia law, you must submit a $150 filing fee along with your written request for a hearing. Our Georgia DUI attorneys can compose your letter and submit it to the Department of Driver Services so that your license will not be automatically suspended. Call (229) 382-4900 to schedule an appointment or feel free to walk-in to our downtown Tifton office.
*See information sheet on IIDLP provided by the Georgia Dept. Of Driver Services https://dds.georgia.gov/sites/dds.georgia.gov/files/related_files/document/IGNITION%20INTERLOCK%20-%20CUSTOMER%20INFORMATION%20SHEET.pdf