Cumming DUI Lawyer
Defending Against DUI Charges Throughout Forsyth & Gwinnett Counties
Facing DUI charges in Cumming, Georgia? A first-time DUI conviction can have serious and lasting consequences. For this reason, it is important that you take action quickly to hire a Cumming DUI lawyer with experience in the criminal justice system involving DUI. The Epps Law Group is a premier DUI defense firm representing clients throughout Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. Kyle Epps offers aggressive representation for individuals facing misdemeanor and felony DUI charges. We are committed to defending your rights and driving privileges.
- He's a Former Police Officer, Prosecutor & Judge Pro Tem
- More Than 30 Years of Experience in the Criminal Justice System
- 10/10 Superb Avvo Rating & Inclusion in Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Dozens of 5-Star Client Reviews Clients
Georgia DUI Laws
DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence, which refers to operating a motor vehicle while being impaired by alcohol or drugs. In the state of Georgia, the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for most drivers is:
- 0.08% for drivers aged 21 and older operating regular passenger vehicles.
- 0.04% for drivers operating commercial vehicles.
- 0.02% for drivers under the age of 21 (Georgia has a zero-tolerance policy in place for underage drinking and driving).
It's important to remember that even if your BAC is below the legal limit, you could still be arrested and charged with DUI if law enforcement determines that you are impaired. If you are facing DUI charges in Forsyth or Gwinnett counties, do not hesitate to reach out to our DUI attorney in Cumming.
Is a DUI a Felony or Misdemeanor in Georgia?
DUI may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the particular facts of the case. As our Forsyth County DUI lawyer begins reviewing your DUI case and building your criminal defense, we look for problems related to the traffic stop, testing, investigation, and other flaws in the prosecution’s case to prepare the best possible criminal defense strategy for each situation.
In Forsyth County, Georgia, a DUI arrest can result in charges that include:
Misdemeanor DUI: Although a misdemeanor is a less serious charge compared with a felony, a conviction can result in fines, community service, requirements to attend DUI classes, and actions against your driver’s license. In addition, you will have a criminal record.
- Felony DUI: An individual may be charged with a felony when there are one or more prior convictions, or the DUI involved a car wreck, extensive property damage, serious injury, or death.
- Underage DUI: Like many states, Georgia takes underage DUI very seriously. Underage persons may face a conviction for a BAC as low as .02% and face a 6-month license suspension for a BAC under the typical legal limit of .08%. If the BAC is above .08% the driver’s license may be suspended for one year, in addition to fines and other penalties.
- Boating DUI: In addition to operating a vehicle, the law prohibits operating a boat under the influence.
In Georgia, a DUI conviction can result in extended jail time, loss of your driving license, community service, fines, and other penalties. Our DUI lawyer in Forsyth County understands Georgia DUI laws and uses this experience to fight for dismissal and prevent a criminal conviction whenever possible.
How to Defend Against DUI Charges
Here are a few potential defenses that may be used in DUI cases:
- Challenging the traffic stop
- Questioning probable cause
- Challenging the accuracy of tests
- Rising blood alcohol defense
- Necessity defense
- Field sobriety test errors
These are just a few examples of defenses that can be used in DUI cases in Georgia. The success of any defense strategy will be dependent on the specific circumstances surrounding your case. It's important to consult with our Cumming DUI defense attorney, who can evaluate the details of your situation and guide you through the legal process.
Protecting People Both Young and Old From the Negative Impacts of a DUI
According to a 2018 DUI report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), persons who are between 21 and 24 years of age were responsible for 27 percent of DUI fatal crashes, followed by 25- to 34-year-old motorists with 25 percent. Drivers between the ages of 16 and 20 and drivers between the ages of 55 and 64 were responsible for 15 percent of DUI fatal crashes.
Our law firm provides experienced and knowledgeable legal services to drivers between 17 and 30+ years of age, as well as motorists over 50 years of age. Our attorney knows how the criminal penalties of a DUI can have a negative impact on the lives of people, both young and old, which is why we provide our clients with effective and personalized legal solutions.
Contact Our DUI Attorney in Cumming Today
If you are arrested for drunk driving, do not hesitate to get in touch with a Cumming DUI lawyer. You only have 30 calendar days from the date of your arrest to file the appropriate paperwork to keep your driver's license. Otherwise, you will automatically lose your driver’s license. We can make sure you meet all applicable deadlines and build a solid defense for your case.
Contact The Epps Law Group today to get started on your defense with our Cumming DUI lawyer.
“Attorney Epps and his paralegal, Elicia, worked wonders for me!”- Lucie F.
“I am so grateful for meeting this man.”- Anthony C.
“Kyle and Elicia were beyond fantastic!”- Amy B.
With a background as a police officer, prosecutor, and Judge Pro Tem, The Epps Law Group can provide you or your loved one with detailed and trusted representation. Our attorney has been involved in the criminal justice system for more than 30 years. Put our experience on your side.
Skillful legal counsel that carefully and meticulously examines all aspects of the case for critical information.
A reputation of treating judges and prosecutors with honesty allowing him to be taken seriously when it could matter the most.
Former Police Officer
The knowledge that comes from a former police officer to serve clients needing accomplished criminal defense representation.
30 Years of Experience
Over 30 years of legal experience as a prosecutor and Judge Pro Tem, we can use insights from that experience to help you.