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DUI Defense In Cherokee County

Cherokee County DUI Lawyer 

At Frye Law Group, we know that driving while intoxicated (DUI) convictions can carry far-reaching consequences, from giving you a permanent criminal record to increasing your car insurance. Our experienced DUI attorney in Cherokee County is a former prosecutor committed to using her skills and insight into the criminal justice system to help clients fight harsh DUI convictions.

Other long-term DUI consequences may include: 

  • Suspension of your driver’s license 
  • Prison time
  • Fines
  • Community service
  • Alcohol or drug education courses
  • Probation 
  • Confiscation of your vehicle

The severity of these consequences depends on your specific situation, such as your BAC level at the time of your arrest, and the number of prior offenses (e.g., first-time offenders, second-time offenders, third-time offenders, and repeat/felony offenders). 

If you’ve been arrested for driving while intoxicated in Cherokee County, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our DUI attorney by calling 770-273-9038.

DUI LAWS IN NORTH GEORGIA

Georgia has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country. For one, Georgia does not expunge DUI convictions for first-time offenders. This means any driver found operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be arrested, fined, imprisoned, and have a permanent criminal record. 

In addition, although you may refuse a field sobriety test to determine your level of impairment, it is not recommended you do the same for a blood alcohol content (BAC) test. Georgia is an “implied consent state,” which means you consent to a BAC test simply by operating a vehicle within the state’s boundaries. It is possible to refuse a breathalyzer, but you may still be arrested, the officer can request other forms of testing, your license will likely be suspended, and you could face additional consequences. 

BAC Limits in Georgia

  • Minors (under 21) must have a BAC below .02%. 
  • Adults (21 and older) must have a BAC below .08%
  • Commercial vehicle drivers must have a BAC below .04%

In addition to increased DUI charges for repeat offenders, Georgia also enhances penalties for anyone driving with a BAC above .15%, or with children in the car at the time of their arrest. Individuals involved in auto accidents may also face additional charges, which vary depending on several factors, including the severity of the injuries they caused. 

DUI LICENSE SUSPENSION

If you’re arrested for DUI in Georgia, you must typically appear in criminal court and civil court. The civil court decides whether your driver’s license will be suspended. It’s important to know that you have 30 days to request the civil court hearing. Failure to do so can result in the automatic suspension of your license. 

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Let Our Cherokee County DUI Attorney Defend Your Rights

The consequences of DUI arrests make these cases worth fighting. Our team has over 30 years of combined legal experience and, since we opened in 2008, we’ve helped defend the rights of over 1,000 Georgians. Needless to say, we know what it takes to pursue the best resolution for your circumstances. 

You have limited time between a DUI arrest and the suspension of your license, so we strongly recommend that you contact our Cherokee County DUI lawyer as soon as possible.

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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!