Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Defense:

As a former prosecutor and former public defender (with multiple DUI trials), I have a lot of experience in DUI defense. In Georgia, a DUI is a crime if you are driving (or have immediate control of the vehicle) while under the influence of alcohol and/or a drug substance, which made it less safe to drive.

You can be charged with a DUI per-se (if you take a State administered test and your test is over the legal limit), or a DUI- less safe (if the State administered test was not considered in this charge). However, it is not that simple. There are a lot of intricate details in a DUI.

Did you know that there are 3 phases of a DUI investigation when an officer pulls you over?

Please see below for the phases:

1. Vehicle in motion – officer is considering whether to make a stop

2. Personal contact – the initial contact between the officer and driver

3. Pre-arrest screening – administering various tests, considering whether to arrest, etc.

Did you know that you do not have to drive the vehicle in order to be charged with a DUI? If you are pulled over on the side of the road, you could still be charged.

Did you know that you could risk losing your driver’s license, face jail time, and pay a hefty fine with a DUI charge and/or conviction?

Do not handle your DUI case alone. There are many potential DUI defenses that may be available to you. You need an experienced attorney to handle it on your behalf. That attorney is Cherise Challenger at the Challenger Law Group.