Automobile transportation is one of the most dangerous forms of travel. Vehicles are whizzing up and down interstates, highways, and by-ways, usually with only a few feet in between each car. Road hazards such as blown out tires, potholes, black ice, water over the roadway and debris can all contribute to collisions that seem unavoidable. Distracted drivers, aggressive driving, domestic animals, and deer can also lead to unwanted accidents. If you have any amount of alcohol or other intoxicants in your system, you may be charged with DUI, regardless of whether or not your actions contributed to the accident. If you are involved with an accident that involves bodily injury, expect a detailed DUI investigation as well as being required to give a blood sampled to test for impairing substances. Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Teams (SCRT) will make detailed reports using physics, road elevations and contours, skid marks, gouge marks, vehicle damage, accelerometers, eyewitness testimony, as well as laser scanners to attempt to recreate what happened prior to collision. Even if you were in a single vehicle accident with no third-party property damage, it is likely that a Georgia State Trooper will make an accident report, and potentially arrest you for driving while impaired. If you have been charged with DUI or Vehicular Homicide based upon failing to maintain your lane, following too closely, failure to yield, reckless driving or any other type of moving violation that led to a wreck, call the Georgia attorneys at Kunes Law Office to get a free consultation. Patrick and Joe Kunes can evaluate your case, and hire accident reconstructionists as expert witnesses if necessary to get into the physics of the case and possibly disprove the State’s version of events.
Patrick Kunes, a drug defense attorney in Georgia, is a member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) http://norml.org/lawyers/ga. As a member of the NORML Legal Committee, he keeps up to date with changes in national laws as well as new trial tactics to defend the accused. He understands how K-9 handlers can offer cues to K-9 “officers” in attempts to cause them to alert. He is knowledgeable about 4th Amendment law, and can challenge prolonged detentions and illegal searches by law enforcement officers. It is important to discuss your case with a qualified drug defense attorney who can explain the law as well as local prosecutors’ and judges’ attitudes towards drug offenders. Call Patrick Kunes today at (229) 382-4900 for a free consultation.