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Marietta DUI Attorney

Fighting Drunk Driving Charges in Cobb County

In the state of Georgia – and throughout the United States in general – it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of impairing substances. Alcohol is a common substance that is abused and which causes impairment in drivers; however, it is important to know that various drugs can also cause impairment and result in criminal charges.

My firm, Stahlman Law P.C., has over 22 years of criminal defense experience and has handled countless DUI defense cases. As a seasoned Marietta criminal lawyer, I have successfully defended clients facing all types of DUI charges, from regular DUI to driving under the influence of heroin. Read through my case results to see for yourself!

Need a lawyer to fight your DUI charge in Marietta? 
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Know Your Rights in a DUI Stop

Law enforcement officers cannot pull you over for a DUI on a whim. He or she must have valid reason to believe that you are intoxicated, such as seeing you drifting across lane lines, or a tip from another driver. If there was no reason for them to believe that you're driving while intoxicated, then they had no right to pull you over and I can help you fight your DUI charge.

Chemical Tests, Breath Tests & BAC

In order to determine if you are intoxicated, a police officer may have you perform a chemical test such as the Breathalyzer to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC). In Georgia, there is an implied consent law, which means if you are driving on the roads in this state, then you consent to chemical testing; if you refuse to take this test, then you will lose your license.

Your BAC level must be below 0.08% to avoid arrest. If you blow .08 or higher – or if your blood or urine test comes back with a high enough concentration of alcohol in your system – then you will be arrested and your license will be confiscated until your sentence is decided. This is known as a per se offense, because it does not require any further evidence of impairment on the part of the driver in order to make the arrest.

DUI Penalties in Georgia

The penalties for a DUI conviction can be serious. You could face jail time, hefty fines, probation, and license suspension, among other penalties. This is a serious situation, so make sure that you have representation on your side that understands the DUI process and that can provide you with the aggressive legal assistance you deserve. If you have time-sensitive questions that you need answered, check out my DUI FAQ page.

Benefit from 22 years of trial experience on your side!

I am Attorney Jill Stahlman from Stahlman Law, and I have been representing criminally accused individuals for more than 20 years. If you have been arrested and you face criminal charges, then you may greatly benefit from the representation that I can provide you with. Let me help you in your case! I offer a free case evaluation so that you may obtain some legal advice and information regarding your situation without any financial obligation or commitment on your part.

Contact my office today to discuss your situation with a Marietta criminal defense attorney and to begin pursuing the results that you need in your case.

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