The immediate consequences of a DUI are difficult, and the long-term consequences can be devastating. The law related to DUI is continually evolving, so it is imperative that you contact a DUI defense attorney that you can trust to be up to date on the newest variations. As you likely know by now, an individual charged with DUI faces punishment in the form of a license suspension even before going to court.
In Georgia, crimes related to drugs and alcohol are an extremely serious offense, often resulting in a suspended license and even jail time. The criminal lawyers at Wiggins Norris Coffey understand that every case is different. Sometimes the criminal act is merely a symptom of a more pervasive issue that needs to be identified and addressed so that the client - and his or her family - has a chance at a joyful and fulfilling life beyond the criminal charge.
In our court system, all people are said to be protected by a "presumption of innocence." That simply means that an indictment, accusation, or police arrest does not mean you are guilty. But this protection may seem fairly thin if you have been previously arrested and jailed. Furthermore, the presumption of innocence may seem more like a legal theory than a practical reality.