Do you need a Gwinnett County DUI lawyer that understands how to achieve exceptional results and has a reputation for fighting for every client charged with a DUI? Lawyers are not the same. Different lawyers have different abilities. Different lawyers have different experience levels. Some lawyers are more willing to pursue the best possible results for their clients. Do not make the mistake that so many people make and think that any lawyer will do.
Understanding the Process That Your Gwinnett County DUI Will Follow Is Important
We will help you understand the process that your Gwinnett County DUI case will follow. Obtaining a great result in your case is obviously one of your primary concerns if you have been charged with a DUI in Gwinnett County. However, for many people, there is a tremendous amount of anxiety and stress associated with their DUI charge because they have never faced a serious criminal charge before.
We represent clients in Duluth, Johns Creek, Suwanee, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Sugar Hill, Snellville, Lilburn, Peachtree Corners, and the surrounding areas.
What does it mean to fight a DUI?
Lawyers that represent clients facing DUI charges use the term "fight your DUI" really frequently. It sounds great, but very few people understand what it means to challenge a DUI case.
Implicit in the idea that a lawyer will fight your DUI is the suggestion that the case cannot be negotiated amicably to achieve your goals. This is important to understand. As a practical matter, some DUI charges may be amicably resolved very quickly and with minimal stress simply based on the particular facts of the case and/or the jurisdiction in which the case. In those cases, there really is no "fight." That is the truth of the matter, and that is a great thing. Very few of my clients actually want to endure the stress and anxiety of a trial. Hopefully, the lawyers that you speak with regarding your case will be honest with you about the jurisdiction in which your case is pending, the facts of your case, and the likelihood of resolving the case short of protracted litigation.
In the event that your case cannot be amicably resolved, your lawyer must fight your case in order to obtain the best resolution possible. Fighting a DUI case takes many different forms and it can be a combination of things. Generally speaking, the best DUI lawyers try to exploit a multitude of different legal and factual challenges in order to create leverage in your case.
In order to fight a DUI charge, your lawyer must understand the strategic decisions and options available to you.
If your lawyer is not discussing a range of possible strategic options with you, you are likely falling behind in the defense of your case. From the first time that we meet, our firm tries to begin planning to develop a strategy for your case. The strategy may have multiple different courses of action, but the course of action that is ideal for you and your case needs to be purposefully planned.
A crucial part of successfully defending DUI charges is understanding the importance "motions."
We have an exceptional record of developing and litigating cutting-edge motions in the defense of DUI cases. Ben Sessions has been consistently called upon by the leading DUI and criminal defense organizations in Georgia and nationally to present on motions practice in DUI cases. Most clients (and far too many lawyers) have no idea what a motions practice actually consists of beyond a run-of-the-mill motion to suppress (which can still be valuable if used correctly), but far our clients the difference in our motions practice and the practices of other lawyers is simple: our motions practice leads to the successful defense of many DUI cases that would otherwise be "hopeless".
How do you know if a DUI lawyer has experience in actually defending DUI cases at trial?
What must you know if you are facing a DUI charge?
- What are the penalties for a DUI conviction? What are the different penalties for a 1st DUI, a 2nd DUI, and a 3rd or subsequent DUI conviction?
- What is the difference between a DUI charge and a DUI conviction? Can a DUI charge affect my job?
- I have a driver's license from another state (other than Georgia). Will my driver's license be affected by the DUI charge or if I am convicted of the DUI?
- Is it possible or probable that I will go to jail if I am convicted of a DUI?
- How long will a Georgia DUI remain on my record if I am convicted?
- How will we challenge the field sobriety tests performed prior to my DUI arrest?
- Do I have to go to a jury trial in order to win my DUI case?
- What are the odds of winning my DUI case?