Fulton County DUI Lawyer
As a former prosecutor, Attorney Kim Frye has unique insight into Georgia’s criminal justice system. She’s taken on all kinds of DUI cases, from first-time offenses to felony offenses, and everything in between. In 2008, she started Frye Law Group, where she uses the experience and knowledge she gained as a prosecutor to defend Georgians facing DUI charges.
At our firm, we understand that DUI arrests are scary and can leave you feeling defeated. However, we’re here to remind you that being arrested does not guarantee a conviction on all charges. We can help you with jail release, explore your legal options, and pursue the best resolution for your circumstances.
If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence in Fulton County, it’s important to contact us as soon as possible.
DUI Charges in Fulton County
Georgia issues DUI charges to anyone found operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Officers may determine intoxication by several methods, including field sobriety tests, breathalyzers, or other blood or urine tests.
Breathalyzers are used to measure a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC). Minors with a BAC of .02% or higher, adults with a BAC of .08% or higher, and commercial drivers with a BAC of .04% or higher may receive a DUI charge under Georgia law. It’s also important to know that Georgia is an “implied consent state,” meaning that you consent to a BAC test the moment you begin driving a vehicle on a Georgia roadway. Although you may refuse a breathalyzer when you are pulled over, you may face additional penalties and your license can still be suspended.
Law enforcement officers use a number of other tests and their discretion to determine whether you are driving under the influence of marijuana or other drugs. Their priority is to arrest anyone who is deemed incapable of properly and safely operating a motor vehicle.
Fulton County’s DUI Penalties
Georgia has extremely harsh DUI penalties. Specific penalties and long-term consequences may vary depending on the court’s discretion and the circumstances of the case, such as the number of prior offenses, your specific BAC level, whether a child was in the vehicle at the time of your arrest, and whether you were involved in an accident (and the severity of the accident).
Possible DUI penalties and long-term consequences include:
- Driver’s license suspension
- Prison time
- Community service
- Alcohol or drug education courses
- Treatment programs
- Permanent criminal record
- High-risk insurance
- Confiscation of your vehicle
- Ignition interlock devices
Being arrested for DUI in Georgia is a serious offense that requires swift legal action. The state begins its case against you the moment you are pulled over, and your license could be suspended as soon as 30 days after your arrest. That’s why Frye Law Group will begin evaluating your case and building your defense the moment you call our office.
Call (770) 637-4555 or message us to schedule a free case evaluation with our Fulton County DUI lawyer.
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"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