Atlanta Attorney Dan Palumbo on DUI Arrests in Georgia

Unfortunately, DUI arrests happen. We are all human and sometimes we may not make the best choices. Perhaps you didn’t realize how much you drank or thought because you weren’t going that far you’d be okay to drive. But the fact is, if you’ve been arrested for DUI, you need a lawyer.

Two Types of DUI in Georgia

In general, there are two types of DUI in the state of Georgia, including (DeKalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County and Cobb County:

  • DUI Less Safe
  • DUI Per Se

A DUI Can Result in Two Separate Cases

  • a criminal case prosecuted by the DA
  • a civil case with the Department of Driver Services

For a criminal case in Georgia, prosecution for a DUI is handled in a State Magistrate Court, State Court, or Superior Court. The penalties and statutes covering DUI can be found in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA).

For the civil case resulting from a DUI, an accused person will face having their driver’s license suspended by the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS). A person can challenge the suspension through administrative proceedings conducted by the Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH).

There are a lot of great restaurants, bars and breweries in Atlanta, including the local communities of Buckhead, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Tucker, Doraville, Decatur, Lilburn and Lawrenceville. The fact is, many people will drive after drinking with friends at dinner or a party. Just because you consumed alcohol prior to operating a motor vehicle doesn’t mean your guilty of DUI.

Attorney Dan Palumbo can help you following a DUI arrest

Dan Palumbo has successfully represented many Georgia drivers accused of driving under the influence and can help you with your case.

Below are more pages of information related to DUI:

  • Specific Penalties
  • Habitual Violator
  • 30 Day Notice
  • The Hearing
  • Super Speeder
  • Mandatory Suspension
  • First Time Offender