Experienced DUI Lawyer Serving Decatur, GA
Aggressive DUI defense
Whether this is your first DUI (driving under the influence) offense or your third, you need a criminal defense lawyer who is skilled at resolving DUI traffic violations. For first time offenders, including college students and young adults, James D. Michael, P.C. can help remove the DUI from your record to avoid the stigma of getting a DUI, prevent the increase of car insurance rates or being dropped from coverage all together, or even driver’s license suspension.
If you have had several DUIs over your lifetime, Georgia courts usually place multiple offenders in rehabilitation programs or even jail to deal with what it views as a habitual drinking problem. Practicing criminal law since 1995, Jim has a proven track record of success in DUI defense in Decatur and DeKalb County.
Facts about Georgia DUI offenses
Driving under the influence is not limited to alcohol. Consumption of prescription drugs, illegal narcotics or other substances can also subject you to a DUI. According to Georgia law, with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, you are considered legally drunk and can be arrested for driving under the influence. And if you are under the legal drinking age, a BAC of just .02 or higher can lead to a DUI charge.
Traffic violations for driving under the influence are not trivial and must be dealt with seriously and as soon as possible to avoid jail time or keep a criminal conviction off your permanent record. If you are arrested for a DUI traffic violation in Georgia, you have only 10 business days to request a hearing about the status of your license. Otherwise, your case may not be resolved for weeks or months.
Benefits of hiring a former public defender
As a former DeKalb public defender and current Decatur DUI lawyer, James D. Michael has the credentials, the experience and the familiarity with area courthouses to defend DUI claims effectively:
- Exceptional assistance — Named as a Super Lawyer in the practice of criminal law, Jim is well equipped to handle your DUI violation.
- Minimized penalties — Having a skilled Decatur DUI lawyer represent you can result in keeping your license and clearing a conviction from your record.
Providing efficient resolution of DUI charges
After receiving a DUI violation, you need to speak with a criminal defense lawyer experienced with resolving these cases. Serving Decatur and throughout Georgia, James D. Michael, P.C. is ready to discuss your DUI traffic violations. He promptly returns calls and emails and maintains flexible hours to arrange a meeting convenient for you.
Jim Michael serves clients in the following counties: