Winder Felony DUI Defense Lawyer
Repeat and felony DUI charges result in significantly harsher punishments than first offenses. That means you will need a skilled criminal defense attorney who will aggressively defend your rights if you have been arrested for a subsequent DUI charge.
At Healan Law Offices, P.C., our experienced legal team has been assisting clients in northeast Georgia with DUI and repeat DUI charges for more than 40 years. Our comprehensive knowledge of Georgia DUI laws paired with our tenacious defense approach will be key to trying your case or reducing your charges and obtaining the best results for your case.
Dependable Assistance From A Winder Felony DUI Defense Attorney
Devoting a large portion of his criminal defense practice to DUI defense, our principal attorney William Healan III is not only knowledgeable of this challenging and dynamic area of law, his innovative strategies have played an instrumental role in changing the way DUI cases are handled in Georgia. In two cases, King v. State and Cooper v. State, the Georgia Supreme Court declared Georgia laws unconstitutional after William Healan III had challenged these laws.
A member of the Georgia Defenders of Drinking Drivers (D.O.D.D.) group, William Healan III and our trained professionals will gather strong evidence to build a strong case in order to negotiate a lesser charge or in preparation for a trial, ultimately working toward acquittal.
We take several steps to help create the best defense on your behalf, including:
- Obtaining expert testimony to discredit field sobriety testing, as well as breath and blood test results
- Reviewing incident reports and breath test printouts
- Challenging Intoxilyzer 9000 (did the officer comply with technical legal requirements?)
- Looking at the repair and maintenance records of Intoxilyzer 9000
- Examining the reason why you were stopped and if it was approved (was it a weather traffic violation or roadblock?)
- Questioning if the police had probable cause to arrest the person after stop
- Reviewing police vehicle video tapes to determine if they match the police report or contain exculpatory evidence
Repeat And Felony DUI Consequences
Don’t wait to talk to a lawyer if you have been charged with repeat or felony DUI. You may be facing:
Second DUI offense: minimum of 72 hours to a maximum of one year imprisonment, 18-month license suspension, 240 hours of community service, alcohol treatment classes, probation, ignition interlock device and up to $1,000 in fines
Third DUI offense: minimum of 15 days to a maximum of one year imprisonment, five-year license revocation, 240 hours of community service, alcohol treatment classes, probation, ignition interlock device and up to $5,000 in fines
Fourth DUI offense: minimum of 90 days to a maximum of five years imprisonment, five-year license revocation, 480 hours of community service, alcohol treatment classes, probation, ignition interlock device and up to $5,000 in fines
Georgia declares you to be habitual violator after you have been convicted of three or more DUI convictions in a five-year period. Regardless of if you are driving drunk, driving at anytime is considered a felony.
Administrative License Suspension
If you have been arrested for DUI and either refused blood, breath or urine testing, or submitted to testing and tested above the limit, your license can be administratively suspended even before you are convicted of DUI.
To challenge this suspension, you must submit a letter to the Georgia Department of Driver Services within 30 business days of arrest. As of 2010, the state of Georgia charges a $150.00 fee to file these letters. Healan Law Offices, P.C. will give you one of these letters FOR FREE if you come in for a FREE consultation with Mr. Healan. (You will still have to send the filing fee with the letter.)
At this consultation, Mr. Healan will discuss your case, and review incident reports, breath test printouts, and any other information that you bring to give you an idea of your chances of contesting your charge.
Contact Your Barrow County Repeat DUI Arrest Attorney Today
We invite you to contact Healan Law Offices, P.C., regarding your criminal charge. Our experienced Georgia DUI defense lawyers are ready to fight for your rights. Call us at 678-661-3318, or visit our Contact page. Schedule a free initial consultation during our business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn about our fees and consultations. Our law office is in downtown Winder, Georgia. We practice in both state and federal courts.