A conviction for DUI can have a profound impact on your future. The decisions you make in the days after your arrest can play a major role in determining if you will be convicted and what the penalties will be. Make the smart choice and contact Hawkins Spizman Kilgo today to get advice from a DUI lawyer you can trust.
Hawkins Spizman Kilgo attorneys are committed to providing representation to clients in Duluth and throughout Georgia. As former prosecutors as well as experienced DUI defense attorneys, we can provide you guidance in developing the right DUI defense strategy. While many attorneys not focused on DUI cases will encourage quick plea agreements, we work with you to determine the approach likely to result in the best outcomes possible under the circumstances. Give us a call now at 770-685-6400 for more information about how a Duluth DUI lawyer can help you.
DUI Charges in Duluth
Duluth, GA is considered a suburb of Atlanta and is part of Gwinnett County. Duluth’s population is around 26,000 and it has been recognized as both the Best Affordable Suburb in Georgia and as one of America’s Best Places to Move.
Duluth is considered to be a very car-dependent place to live, and the city is accessible by many major roads including Buford and Duluth Highways; Pleasant Hill Road; and Sugarloaf Parkway. Most of the major roads in the area funnel traffic to Interstate 85, which offers a quick 25-mile ride directly to Atlanta.
Because Duluth is car dependent, many people drive frequently, even after a night at the bar. If you are behind the wheel and police suspect you are impaired, this could result in DUI charges. The city of Duluth has its own police department, which describes itself as having a “zero-tolerance to crime approach.” Both the local and state police could potentially pull you over and arrest you for impaired driving.
What are Your Options After a DUI Arrest?
Hawkins Spizman Kilgo helps defendants facing a DUI arrest, as well as an arrest for related crimes including underage DUI, DUI with a commercial license and vehicular homicide. Whatever the offense you are charged with, we will assist you in fighting to protect your right to drive and in determining how you should plead.
For many defendants, fighting the charges makes sense. To do so, experienced lawyers often file motions to argue legal issues in front of the judge. There are times when we can demonstrate a police officer violated your rights and did not follow procedure. This can result in a reduction and dismissal of the charges. Without evidence, the prosecutor cannot move forward.
If the evidence against you is strong, we can also assist with negotiating a deal to reduce your penalties. We will work with the prosecutor and sometimes can even get the charges reduced in exchange for a not guilty plea.
Call Today to Talk with a Duluth DUI Lawyer
After your arrest in Duluth or surrounding locations in Georgia, call Hawkins Spizman Kilgo at 770-685-6400 or contact us online for a free consultation. Our legal team has the experience to hit the ground running and begin helping you develop a defense strategy right away. There is no time to waste when defending your freedom and your future, so give us a call now to talk with a Duluth DUI lawye