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DUI Defense

Marietta DUI Lawyer

DEFENDING CLIENTS FACING DUI CHARGES IN COBB COUNTY, BARTOW COUNTY, CHEROKEE COUNTY, FULTON COUNTY, PAULDING COUNTY, AND DOUGLAS COUNTY.

Because you have limited time to contest your suspended license and the seriousness of DUI charges in Georgia, you should call a DUI attorney in Marietta as soon as you receive notice of your criminal charge.

A former prosecutor and lifelong advocate for justice, Kim Frye has years of experience defending Marietta residents against DUI charges. If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI, contact our law office at Frye Law Group today to begin your defense.


Are you facing a DUI charge in Cobb County, Georgia? Call Frye Law Group today at (770) 273-9038 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our Marietta DUI attorney!


WHAT IS A DUI?

DUI stands for “driving under the influence,” and that influence includes alcohol, drugs, or any other unknown substance. It’s important to remember that even marijuana is included on this list of DUI substances. You can get a DUI conviction even if you have a prescription but are impaired because of it.

If you get pulled over while driving under the influence in Marietta, Georgia, and an officer asks you to take a breathalyzer test, say, “no, thank you.” If you are asked to do roadside field tests, you can also say no without impacting your license.

Georgia is an implied consent state, which means you are consenting to a state test by getting a license. You can still refuse the state test. We suggest you do so. It may still result in arrest or even a search warrant for your blood. Implied consent in Georgia has been challenged strongly in the last few years. As a Georgia case goes up to the US Supreme Court, you can only protect your rights by saying “no.”

The blood alcohol levels that can lead to a DUI are like those in most states in the US:

  • If you are over the age of 21, driving a passenger vehicle: 0.08 or higher
  • If you are driving a commercial vehicle: 0.04 or higher
  • If you are under 21: 0.02 or higher

Getting convicted of a DUI in Marietta or throughout Cobb County, Georgia, is a serious issue. It could affect how much you pay for car insurance, and that conviction will stay on your criminal record forever. It’s also important to note that this includes first-time offenders – Georgia does not have an exception for DUI first offenders. That means that, if convicted, even your first-time DUI can’t be expunged (cleared from your record).

WHAT IS THE 30 DAY LETTER FOR DUI IN GEORGIA?

Anyone arrested in Cobb County, Georgia, for a DUI has to appear in two separate courts. First, you’ll appear in criminal court (the State of Georgia v. you). But after that, you’ll also have to appear in a civil court to determine whether your driver’s license will be suspended – also known as an administrative license suspension hearing.

When you are arrested, the police officer will fill out a form called DDS (Georgia Department of Driver’s Services) Form 1205. When DDS views your form, they’ll send you what’s commonly known as the 30-Day Letter. That’s because you only have 30 days to request a hearing after you receive the Letter. Your license will automatically be suspended if you don’t ask for a hearing.


 Facing charges for drunk driving? Contact Frye Law Group today to start your defense with our DUI lawyer in Marietta , GA!


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What Are The Penalties For A DUI In Georgia?

1ST TIME RECEIVING A DUI

If you get arrested for a DUI, you may face different penalties depending on your past arrests. If it’s your first time receiving a DUI, the penalties may include any of the following:

  • 1-10 days in jail (sometimes can be waived)
  • 12 months of probation
  • Suspended driver’s license (limited permit is sometimes available, potential to drive with an ignition interlock device)
  • DUI Risk Reduction School (20 hours of class)
  • $300-$1000 fine plus surcharges
  • At least 40 hours of community service
  • Clinical substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment
  • Going to a MADD Victim Impact Panel

2ND DUI

If it’s your second time receiving a DUI, the penalties may include any of the following:

  • 3-15 days in jail and up to 12 months of probation
  • 30 days (240 hours) of community service
  • DUI Risk Reduction School (20 hours of class)
  • Suspended driver’s license for 4-18 months (limited permit is sometimes available after four months, potential to drive with an ignition interlock device)
  • Photo published in news
  • $600-$1000 fine plus surcharges
  • Clinical substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment
  • Going to a MADD Victim Impact Panel
  • Surrender license plate

3RD DUI 

If it’s your third time receiving a DUI, the penalties may include any of the following:

  • High and aggravated misdemeanor
  • 15 days to 12 months in jail
  • 30 days (240 hours) of community service
  • DUI Risk Reduction School (20 hours of class)
  • Minimum 2-year suspended driver’s license with no permit
  • Photo published in news
  • Habitual violator designation
  • $1000-$5000 OK plus surcharges
  • Clinical substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment
  • Going to a MADD Victim Impact Panel
  • Surrender license plate

FELONY DUI

Most of the time, being arrested for DUI is considered a misdemeanor offense. People deemed “habitual violators” stopped for a 4th DUI within ten years are charged with felony DUI. Felony DUI convictions carry very severe penalties, including:

  • Minimum 90 days in jail and maximum of 5 years
  • 60 days (480 hours) of community service
  • DUI Risk Reduction School (20 hours of class)
  • Suspended driver’s license with no permit
  • $1000-$5000 fine plus surcharges
  • Clinical substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment
  • Going to a MADD Victim Impact Panel
  • All other punishments associated with being a convicted felon

Avoid serious penalties of a DUI conviction, but contacting our DUI lawyer in Marietta, GA as soon as possible. Contact us today.

What Should I Do If I Get Stopped For A DUI?

Contact Our DUI Attorney In Marietta, GA Today

Because you have such a limited amount of time to contest your suspended license and the seriousness of DUI charges in Marietta, Georgia, you should call a criminal defense attorney as soon as you receive notice of your charge. If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI, contact our team at Frye Law Group today to begin your defense.

PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS WITH AN EXPERIENCED MARIETTA DUI ATTORNEY

If you have been charged with a DUI in Marietta or the surrounding areas, it is crucial to have a skilled and knowledgeable DUI lawyer on your side. At Frye Law Group, our team of experienced attorneys specializes in DUI defense and is dedicated to protecting your rights and achieving the best possible outcome for your case.

Why choose our Marietta DUI lawyers:

  • Extensive experience: Our attorneys have years of experience handling DUI cases in Cobb County, Bartow County, Cherokee County, Fulton County, Paulding County, and Douglas County.
  • Expertise in DUI laws: We have in-depth knowledge of Georgia’s DUI laws and stay updated on any changes or updates to ensure the strongest defense strategy for our clients.
  • Personalized approach: We understand that every DUI case is unique, and we take the time to thoroughly evaluate the specific circumstances surrounding your arrest to build a tailored defense strategy.
  • Aggressive representation: Our team is known for our aggressive and tenacious approach to DUI defense. We will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and challenge any evidence or procedures that may have been conducted improperly.

Don’t face the complexities of a DUI case alone. Contact our Marietta DUI lawyers today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.


Contact Frye Law Group today to schedule a FREE Case Evaluation  with our DUI lawyer in Marietta, GA!


 

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Tag Sawick
Tag Sawick
2024-05-02
Frye Law Group is incredible. Someone is there to answer any questions you have and clearly communicate options. They give constant updates and help every step along the way.
LoryAnn Carrasco
LoryAnn Carrasco
2024-05-02
I love this Law Group, you can trust their work and words. They will do everything in their power to help you win your case, better yet even dismiss it if can. They also work on my husband’s case and even tho they set a date they got it settled way before the date they give, that’s how fast they work. Truly a fast honest working group. I thank them for their awesome work. Definitely recommend.
Dylan G
Dylan G
2024-04-25
These are the people who you want to represent you!! Kim, Michael, Brittani, Sophia, etc. thank you all so much for your dedication to your work and caring for others. This was my second case with Kim as my lawyer and she got both of them dismissed (I only went to court ONE time for two cases and didn’t say a word to the judge). This firm is truly amazing at what they do and I can’t thank them enough. If I could rate 6 stars, I would.
Renzo Rivera
Renzo Rivera
2024-04-23
This is now the second time in my life I’ve found myself in need of legal counsel, and of course it’s the second time I called upon the Frye Law Group to represent me. If you ever find yourself on the wrong side of the law, trust that Kim and her team will do everything in their power to help you get the best possible outcome to your situation!
shannon stewart
shannon stewart
2024-03-07
Michael and the Frye law firm did a great job with representing me. They made sure to keep me informed on everything that was going on and did there absolute best to get me the best outcome. Having them represent me was definitely worth the money spent!!!!
Carl Frinzi
Carl Frinzi
2024-03-06
I could not be happier with the services provided by Frye Law Group. From start to finish, her team was communicative, professional, and diligent in resolving my case. They were honest about the potential outcome's and eventually got the resolution I was looking for. I would definitely recommend them.
Andy Parsons
Andy Parsons
2024-03-05
Beth is great
YG Fresh
YG Fresh
2024-02-09
Absolutely the BEST. 100% worth the money. Case dismissed which the felony off my record within me being incarcerated in 9 days. I got the call shortly after a bond hearing and was released the same day. Highly recommend if you want a winner!