Throughout Forsyth County, defendants face DUI charges every day. If you are arrested for impaired driving, your life could be changed in profound ways. You need to do everything possible to try to prevent conviction or to take strategic steps to try to reduce the potential severity of the consequences that come with DUI. From saving your license to fighting against a conviction, the steps you take and decisions you make are going to affect what your drunk driving arrest means to your future.
Hawkins Spizman Kilgo can help. Give us a call at 770-685-6400 to talk with a Forsyth County DUI lawyer and learn more about the legal advocacy that we can provide. Our legal team has been defending clients accused of drunk driving for more than two decades. With former prosecutors and DUI defense attorneys on our team, we are uniquely qualified to provide the kind of legal advice you need to stand up to serious charges. Contact us now to learn more.
Forsyth County Drunk Driving Arrests
Forsyth County is in central Georgia and has a population of more than 175,000 people. The county seat is Cumming, and the county is considered to be a part of the greater Atlanta metropolitan statistical area. Forsyth County has enjoyed rapid growth, fueled by its close proximity to Atlanta, and it was named by Forbes as the 13th wealthiest county in the U.S. as measured by median household income.
Forsyth County spans 247 square miles. It is served by major highways including State Routes 19, 20, 53, 141, 306, 329, 371 and 400, as well as U.S. Route 19. State police patrol roads within the county, as does the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and local municipal police departments. These law enforcement officers can make arrests for impaired driving.
Your Options After a DUI Arrest
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Forsyth County, you need to respond proactively and begin building a legal strategy immediately. You will need to explore ways to get charges dropped, which could be possible if evidence against you is inadmissible because police violated your Fourth Amendment rights. You will also need to decide whether to plead guilty, plead no contest or fight for an acquittal.
Hawkins Spizman Kilgo helps you to determine which option is best. We provide representation in a wide variety of different cases connected with alcohol crimes and impaired driving, including:
- Underage drunk driving
- Vehicular homicide while intoxicated
- Drunk driving with a commercial license
We also help defendants in high-stakes cases, such as when your license to practice medicine or other professional license could be affected by an impaired driving conviction. We can negotiate a plea deal with prosecutors on your behalf, or help you to challenge the evidence in an attempt to secure an acquittal.
Do not assume that just because police and prosecutors have evidence showing your BAC was over the limit that conviction is inevitable. There are many defenses you can use, and we will help you to explore them.
Call a Forsyth County DUI Lawyer Today
After a Forsyth County DUI arrest, give us call at 770-685-6400 or contact us online for a free consultation. Hawkins Spizman Kilgo is committed to helping you fight to try to avoid a conviction or work towards reducing penalties. Let us help you protect your future. Give us a call now.