Why does this headline seem important. There are several reasons but none so much more if you are charged with a crime by one of the Troopers listed on the release by various news stations including Fox and Athens Online. Georgia State Patrol officers issue citations and arrest individuals for a multitude of reasons: DUI (driving under the influence), Super Speeder, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, Following too Closely and the list goes on.
These troopers have been accused, themselves, of cheating on their exams in their graduating class. As a result of this "scandal" everything that the troopers have done can be called into question.
Of course, being charged by these officers alone may not have happened to you. If you were arrested by other Georgia State Patrol officers, or any police officers you need help from a trained attorney to help in your case.
It doesn't matter where you find yourself in Georgia almost all of the police force use this common charge to begin any investigation including DUI or any of the others above These forces include: Johns Creek Police, Dunwoody Police, Alpharetta Police, Milton Police, Norcross Police, DeKalb County Police, Duluth Police, Atlanta Police, Brookhaven Police, Gwinnett County Police and the list goes on. This “tool” allows the police to 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 Georgia State Patrol Nighthawks, 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.