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DUI Defense

Being charged with a DUI is a serious offense. Often confused with a civil traffic dispute, a DUI is considered a misdemeanor or felony crime. If one is convicted, it can impact not only your criminal record, but your driving privileges, employment eligibility, reputation, and relationships. As experienced Atlanta DUI lawyers, the law office of Thomas C. Rowsey has extensive experience representing Georgia clients to defend and beat DUI charges. We proudly serve clients in Atlanta, as well as in several surrounding communities, including Roswell, Alpharetta, Marietta, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, Milton, and elsewhere throughout Fulton, Cobb and Forsyth Counties.

Have You Been Arrested For a DUI? Chances Are, You’re Not Alone

While you may often feel alone when faced with a DUI, it is common offense. In fact, in 2011, Georgia DUI arrests topped 31,000, and in 2012, Georgia law enforcement personnel made 25,421 DUI arrests. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has instituted high-profile enforcement efforts through Operation Zero Tolerance, including setting up multiple sobriety checkpoints in various locations in the Atlanta metropolitan area, particularly over holiday weekends.

A DUI conviction can also cost an offender not only time and money but it can result in consequences for employment, such as requiring time off to serve a jail term, attending DUI school, or making court appearances; loss of a job if it requires possession of a valid license; increased automobile insurance rates; and difficulty in retaining or obtaining a driver’s license in the future.

Challenging a DUI Charge

The first step in fighting a DUI charge is to contact a DUI attorney as soon as possible. Ideally, it is best to contact one at the scene. Despite common belief in the ability to fight a DUI charge, you do have options. There are several avenues for challenging a DUI and the attorneys at Thomas C. Rowsey can help you determine the right path to take.

We can help challenge the procedures used by law enforcement. For example, you may be able to question whether the arresting officer:

  • had a valid legal justification for the stop.
  • actually witnessed you operating a vehicle.
  • violated your rights, making damaging evidence inadmissible against you.
  • improperly administered a sobriety test.
  • singled you out due to improper motives or prejudice.
  • failed to warn you of your rights.
  • provided a version of events contradicted by other witnesses or by other evidence.

Furthermore, we also aid clients who have already been convicted of a DUI charge. We work to get your case through the appeal process to get the justice you deserve. The attorneys at Thomas C. Rowsey have extensive experience litigating and appealing cases in the state of Georgia. In any case, it is imperative to consult an attorney who handles Georgia DUI cases. If you are facing DUI charges, contact the Roswell DUI attorneys at the Law Office of Thomas C. Rowsey by phone at 770-993-5317, or use the online consultation form here on this website.

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