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DUI Defense In
Bartow County

Bartow County Georgia DUI Defense

REPRESENTING THOSE IN BARTOW, COBB, CHEROKEE, FULTON, PAULDING, AND DOUGLAS COUNTIES.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI in Bartow County Georgia, contact our office at Frye Law Group today to begin your defense. 

As a former prosecutor and lifelong advocate for justice, Kim Frye knows that the State does not always fight fair. That’s why she has dedicated her practice to defending her clients and their rights to the fullest degree.

BARTOW COUNTY GEORGIA DUI DEFENSE

If you get pulled over while driving under the influence in Bartow County Georgia and an officer asks you to take a breathalyzer test, there’s not much use in saying no. Georgia is an implied consent state, which means that by driving on Georgia’s roads, you consent to a blood alcohol test.

Getting convicted of a DUI in Bartow County Georgia is a serious issue. It could affect how much you pay for car insurance, possible jail time, driver’s license suspension, hefty fines and fees, mandatory alcohol programs, increased insurance premiums, loss of employment or future employment, 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).

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

THE 30-DAY WARNING FOR DUI ARREST IN BARTOW COUNTY GEORGIA

Anyone arrested in Bartow County Georgia 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 in Bartow County Georgia Georgia, 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. If you don’t request a hearing, your license will automatically be suspended.

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Potential Penalties

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 4 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 fine 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” that are arrested for a 4th DUI within a 10 year period are charged with felony DUI though. 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

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

Contact A Bartow County Georgia DUI Lawyer Today

REPRESENTING THOSE IN COBB, BARTOW, CHEROKEE, FULTON, PAULDING, AND DOUGLAS COUNTIES

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

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Tom Pastore
Tom Pastore
2024-07-01
Anything less than the best is a felony! Frye law firm is a cut above the best. If I could give Kim Frye A million stars it still won't be enough her Beauty intelligence And superior ability to take control of the situation Is absolute! Thank you Kim frye .I could never thank you enough Her . team is truly the best All I could say is if you want the very best representation frye law firm is what you want! Thank you
Aishatu Garba
Aishatu Garba
2024-06-30
I never in a million years saw myself needing a lawyer until I actually needed one. I did some research and reached out to Frye Law Group out of desperation. I was completely surprised at how quickly I was able to get in touch with someone for my consultation and set up a virtual appointment to speak with Kim. She was very nice, but very direct and honest. There was nothing sugarcoated which is what people really need to hear. She laid out my options and we went from there. Throughout the entirety of my case, communication was always there. I knew about court dates in advance, if I had questions, there is a dedicated line just for clients, and overall if you needed a firm to literally walk you through all the legal language, they made it easy to understand. I never had to set foot in the courtroom or come into the physical location of the firm which was super convenient. Everything was done through the client portal. Additionally, I really appreciate them for working with me financially. They say you get what you pay for and you really get the best service working with Kim and her team. Hands down! If you really are in a jam, it never hurts to reach out. With true honesty, faith, and a little patience you'll be glad you took the first step. I highly recommend Kim and her team over at Frye Law Group! If I ever needed legal assistance like I did, I would not hesitate to reach again. A++++
Dianne Harris
Dianne Harris
2024-06-16
I have never needed a lawyer and wasn’t sure where to start. A friend referred us to Frye Law Group and so glad she did. As you walk into Kim Frye’s law firm, you see many accolades she has been awarded. During our initial meeting, Kim and Michael put us at ease listening to our situation, giving us recommendations and explaining the processes. Their communication was impeccable and so appreciated. We are very happy with the results (thanks Michael!) and highly recommend Frye Law Firm. We would definitely use again, but hoping the need doesn’t arise. :)
Robert M
Robert M
2024-06-02
Kim is fierce against the prosecution, yet caring and encouraging toward those she defends. Kim and her team are committed to their promise of "Relentless Defense". She is the one you want standing up in your behalf.. hands down.
Warren “Venom Assassin” Smith
Warren “Venom Assassin” Smith
2024-05-28
They do what they need to do to help you out with you case
Glenn Turner
Glenn Turner
2024-05-21
I want thank the Frye Law Group for their relettless effort to getting Micheal Partin released from jail on several charges i believe they are the best law group in Georgia special thanks to Kim Frye and Kyle their new lawyer for their dedication to our case with relettless efforts for both of you, i will recommend Frye Law 100% always Thanks Glenn Turner
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.