Marietta DUI Accident Attorney
REPRESENTING THOSE IN COBB COUNTY, BARTOW COUNTY, CHEROKEE COUNTY, FULTON COUNTY, PAULDING COUNTY, AND DOUGLAS COUNTY.
If you’ve been accused of causing a motor vehicle accident in Georgia while driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, you could face felony charges. The specific charges vary depending on the circumstances, but they could be increased if the occupants of the other vehicle were severely or fatally injured (vehicular manslaughter).
DUI-related accidents are more common than you may think. In fact, a 2019 report cited driving under the influence of alcohol as the cause of nearly 25% of all fatal motor vehicle collisions in Georgia. The state is actively taking steps to reduce these numbers, which includes aggressively prosecuting DUI suspects who were involved in accidents.
Potential penalties for causing DUI accidents include:
- Felony charges
- A permanent criminal record
- Jail time (3-20 years)
- Hefty fines
- License suspensions and revocations
- Civil lawsuits to reclaim personal injury or vehicular manslaughter damages
- Higher insurance rates and premiums
Given the legal climate and the serious long-term consequences of DUI accident charges, it’s extremely important to have a strong defense. Our DUI accident lawyer, Kim Frye, is a former prosecutor and has well over 10 years of experience practicing criminal defense in Georgia. She can evaluate your case, help you assess your options, and provide you with effective representation in and out of the courtroom. Whether it’s reducing your penalties or having your case dismissed entirely, Frye Law Group is committed to pursuing the best outcome given the circumstances of your case.
Schedule a free case evaluation with our DUI accident lawyer in Marietta by calling (770) 637-4555.
DUI Accident Defense in Cobb, Fulton, Cherokee, Bartow, and Paulding Counties
Being accused or arrested for causing an accident while driving under the influence does not automatically mean you will be convicted of all charges. For one, the prosecution must prove that you caused the accident. It’s important to keep in mind that driving while impaired does not necessarily mean that you’re responsible or “at fault” for causing the accident. Assigning fault is a complicated step and may require more than just a police statement and evaluation by an insurance adjuster. Attorneys may conduct their own investigations and work with skilled crash analysts to determine who is responsible for the accident.
The state might also be required to produce evidence that you were indeed impaired and unable to safely operate a motor vehicle at the time of the accident. If the arresting officer suspected you of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they may have performed a sobriety or breath test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC) and measure the level of your intoxication. In Georgia, the legal BAC limit for adults is below .08%, for minors that number is reduced to .02%, and the BAC limit for commercial drivers is .04%.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI-related accident, contact us as soon as possible. Our Marietta DUI accident attorney serves Cobb, Fulton, Cherokee, Bartow, and Paulding counties.
Whether it’s reducing your penalties or having your case dismissed entirely, Frye Law Group is committed to pursuing the best outcome given the circumstances of your case. You can be sure that we’ll do all we can to defend your rights. Our services include guiding you through the legal process, working with forensics experts to evaluate the collision, scrutinizing eyewitness accounts, carefully examining the evidence presented by the prosecution, and fiercely advocating on your behalf in court.
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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
"She got my charge reduced to reckless driving and since I had gotten all my requirements done, reduced fine and no probation! Kim is AWESOME!"- Former Client