Knowledgeable Georgia DUI/DWI Attorney Protects Drivers' Rights
Committed lawyer defends clients in the Macon area against criminal prosecution
Being convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated can have serious consequences, including loss of license, higher insurance costs, heavy fines and jail time. If you were stopped and charged with a DUI in the Macon area or anywhere in Georgia, I am here to help. I understand that good people can make mistakes and that breathalyzers can give false readings. At Larry Fouché, Attorney at Law, LLC, I have the knowledge necessary to challenge the evidence against you, and the ability to help you pursue the best possible outcome.
Skilled Georgia advocate challenges drunk driving charges
At Larry Fouché, Attorney at Law, LLC, I may be able to have charges thrown out by demonstrating that an equipment or procedural error resulted in an unfair charge. I will examine whether or not law enforcement followed proper protocol in regard to:
- The stop — Police must be able to demonstrate that they pulled you over based on "reasonable suspicion" that you were acting in violation of the law.
- The sobriety test — There are specific rules that police must follow when administering field sobriety tests, including when measuring blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
- The equipment — Breathalyzer machines have provided inaccurate results in the past, and their reliability can be questioned.
- The arrest — If the officer places you under arrest for DUI, he must read the appropriate implied consent card to you before asking you to provide samples of your breath or blood. If you decline the test, your license can be suspended for 1 year. However, you still have the right to appeal the suspension, but that appeal must be filed within 30 days.
- The evidence — Blood samples and other types of evidence must be stored in certain conditions in order to maintain their integrity.
My firm will strive to get you the respect you deserve and the results you desire.
Trusted counselor provides advice on handling DUI stops
If you are ever pulled over by the police on suspicion of drunk driving, there are several ways you can help yourself:
- Remain calm and be polite — If you are nervous, police officers may think that you are hiding something or are intoxicated.
- Search of your vehicle — If you are arrested for DUI the police will search your car. Never carry open alcoholic beverages in your vehicle as this is referred to as an “Open Container” violation and also provides additional evidence for the prosecution.
- Do not take field sobriety tests — Do not take field sobriety tests and do not agree to blood, breath or urine testing. This will result in a one-year suspension of your license, but if you do the field sobriety tests the officer will fail you no matter how well you perform. If you take the breath or blood test and have any reading, that will be used against you. Politely refuse the field sobriety tests and blood, breath or urine tests. Don’t incriminate yourself.
- Blood test after release — If you were not drinking and did not consume any drugs, then your own test after your arrest may help, however, the longer you are in jail before bonding out or being release can affect the results of a blood alcohol test. Talk to your attorney upon release to determine whether or not this would be appropriate.
If you are arrested and charged with a DUI it is wise to contact an attorney immediately. At Larry Fouché, Attorney at Law, LLC, I can start working on your defense as soon as you enlist my services.
Contact an experienced Georgia lawyer for help fighting a DUI
If you have been arrested for DUI, a qualified defense attorney can advocate for charges to be dismissed or reduced. Call Larry Fouché, Attorney at Law, LLC in Macon today at 478-796-8406 or contact me online to set up a free consultation.