DUI Laws

Know the laws. Know your rights.

DUI laws often change in Georgia, which is why it’s important to read the following up-to-date information, which could affect you or someone you know. Whether you were arrested for driving being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you need to contact experienced DUI defense attorney Holly Veal to fight your charges.

Under Georgia law, a person can be charged with DUI in one of two ways. The first is considered a “less safe” violation. In this type of case the prosecution is burdened with trying to prove that you were less safe as a result of alcohol and/or drug consumption prior to (or while) driving. The prosecution will call the arresting officer to the stand and review the report, which may indicate physical signs of drug and/or alcohol consumption (slurred speech, smell of alcohol on your breath, etc). They may also prove a “less safe” violation due to poor driving behavior such as swerving into other lanes or speeding.

 

The second type of DUI violation is known as “per se”. Although it may sound strange, you do not have to be “drunk” to be arrested for DUI under this type of violation. In this case, the prosecution will have to prove that you were over the legal alcohol limit by reviewing your blood alcohol content test results. If any amount of drugs was found in your system, you could also face a “per se” violation.

In Georgia, the blood alcohol content limit is .08%. However, under the state’s law, even if your test result is .08% or less and the prosecution can prove through evidence that you were a less safe driver, you can still be convicted of DUI.

This is why you need experienced and highly-trained DUI defense attorney Holly Veal in your corner! If you are under 21 and/or you’re a commercial driver, other DUI laws apply to you, so contact Holly Veal today to find out what you could be facing.