Over the weekend a school resource officer, Joy Smith, from Rockmart Georgia (Polk County) was arrested on charges of DUI (according to Fox 5 news).
During the arrest the officers noted that there was a strong odor of alcohol and admitted to have been drinking all night. Her pull over or stop stemmed from, what the officers noted, as failing to dim her headlights and failure to maintain her lane.
After the officers finished their battery of tests they informed Ms. Smith that she was under arrest. At that point, according to the officers, she stated “are you serious I'm one of you guys?” This happened over the weekend of St. Patrick's day where officers are more aggressive for DUI arrests. With everything that goes on for St. Patrick's day parties, some people either lose track or don't keep count of their alcohol intake. With police being aggressive, or more aggressive, for DUI arrests, it means that more people, including people who thought they would get a pass, are finding themselves the subject of investigations by the police.
If you have been accused by the police of driving under the influence on St. Patrick's Day, or any other day, 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 case is different because no two sets of facts are the same. Proper application of not just the law but also case law to your situation would take examination of the facts surrounding your case and creating 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 lawyers a call at 404-445-8494. We can help you mount a proper defense for your situation.