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DUI Defense In
Paulding County

Paulding 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 Paulding 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. Finding an aggressive and experienced DUI lawyer can be one of the biggest challenges after a person has been accused of driving under the influence.

That’s why she has dedicated her practice to defending her clients and their rights to the fullest degree.

PAULDING COUNTY GEORGIA DUI DEFENSE

If you’re pulled over in Paulding County Georgia for a DUI 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.

A DUI in Paulding County Georgia is a serious criminal offense and has significant consequences for those convicted. 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 1st 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 PAULDING COUNTY GEORGIA

Anyone arrested in Paulding 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 in Paulding County 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 Our DUI Attorney In Marietta, GA 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 Paulding County 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.

Got a DUI? Call 770-268-3755.

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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!