Augusta DUI Defense Lawyers

Another Drink Can Make All The Difference

That extra beer at happy hour or extra glass of wine with dinner can change your life for the worse. If you are pulled over and found to have more than .08 percent of blood alcohol content (BAC) in your system, or if the officer at his sole discretion considers you to have refused the field sobriety test, you will be arrested, your driver's license will be suspended and you risk jail time and a conviction on your record. You need an Augusta attorney with experience in DUI defense.

At Floyd Leopard, LLP, we understand what a DUI conviction can mean for your future. Our lawyers are intimately familiar with the legal system and how it works. They also have extensive knowledge of the law and how it can affect you. We offer aggressive representation and compassionate, caring service to help preserve your driving privileges and protect your rights.

What That Extra Drink Means To Your Future

Georgia and South Carolina both have severe penalties for DUI, including:

  • Jail time
  • Fines of up to $1,000
  • License suspension of up to one year
  • Reinstatement fees and surcharges of up to $500
  • Community service (Georgia only)

These are the penalties for the first offense. If you are a repeat offender, the penalties are worse. More importantly, once you are arrested you have as few as 10 days to prevent the suspension of your driver's license. In addition, a conviction on your record shows up on background checks and you have to declare it if you apply for a job, a loan or for school.

Our attorneys take charge of your drunk driving defense. We schedule an administrative licensing hearing to prevent the automatic suspension of your driver's license. This gives us an opportunity to start fighting the charges against you right away. We also examine the prosecution's evidence against you, seeking opportunities for suppression or dismissal, such as whether the arresting police officer handled the field sobriety tests and arrest appropriately or whether the Breathalyzer machine was correctly calibrated.

Depending on your situation, we may be able to find diversion programs to reduce or eliminate your conviction upon completion of the program. Everything we do is geared toward getting the best possible result in your case.

Don't Let One Mistake Impact Your Entire Life

We can help you rectify this mistake. Call us at 800-785-6894 or send us an email to schedule your free initial consultation.