What we can learn from DUI arrest
By Michael D. Barber, Georgia Lawyer specializing in DUI, Drug Charges & Criminal Defense
Just how serious do officers and prosecutors take DUI stops? Do I really need an attorney. That’s what several recently arrested officers are now asking after being stopped and arrested for DUI. In Cherokee County an Atlanta Officer found himself arrested for DUI. A Richmond county Sheriff Deputy found himself arrested for DUI in his marked vehicle. These two government employees who normally arrest people for various offenses including DUI now find themselves the subject of a DUI arrest and investigation.
How serious do the officers performing these arrests take their position on the DUI Task force, serious enough to arrest one of their own. These cases will be turned over to the Prosecutors office for each area where they were arrested. In turn, these proseuctors take their jobs serious enough to prosecute these officers for their DUI arrests.
It doesn’t matter where you find yourself in Georgia almost all of the police force use various techniques to stop and arrest people for DUI, including members of either their police force or other police forces. These charges involving DUI investigations include police with: Johns Creek DUI Task force, Alpharetta DUI Task force, Milton DUI Task force, DeKalb County DUI Task force, City of Decatur DUI Task force, Atlanta DUI Task force, Gwinnett County DUI Task force and the list goes on. Remember regardless of who you are, police will =stop a vehicle for any “legal” reason and their investigation can lead to to a DUI if they suspect the driver has been drinking or using drugs.
As a result of the Governor’s office of Highway Safety teaming up with various organizations, including the HEAT and TEAM division of local counties, the cops are cracking down on impaired driving.
If you have been accused by the police of driving under the influence then you need help from a trained DUI attorney. Should YOU find that you either don’t want to face the court alone or simply feel that you need help from an attorney then give our office a call regarding your citations. There are facts to every case where defenses can be raised for anyone charged with driving under the influence. Each situation is different from the other and requires a evaluation of all the information in order to properly mount a defense and a effective negotiation with the prosecutor’s office. Remember that every DUI case is different because not two sets of facts are the same. Application of the above case law to your situation would take examination of the facts surrounding your case and applying this case law properly to create a properly mounted defense for YOUR arrest.
Our office has 24 hour response lines and can answer your questions and help you. Give our team of DUI defense lawyers a call at 404-445-8494. We can help you mount a proper defense for your situation.