Fulton County DUI Lawyer
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a very serious criminal offense in all fifty states—and Georgia is no exception. Indeed, with the state’s tough DUI laws and stringent sentencing guidelines, a DUI conviction can lead to severe penalties such as fines, a mandatory license suspension, and jail sentence. Unfortunately, as state law enforcement officers continue to focus their efforts on apprehending DUI offenders, more and more Fulton County drivers find themselves facing such devastating consequences. The good news, however, is that with help from a Fulton County DUI lawyer, many of these same individuals are able to challenge their arrest and successfully avoid a life-altering drunk driving conviction.
Even if you have never been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), you may be somewhat familiar with the types of tests that officers use to apprehend drunk drivers. Perhaps you have passed a driver pulled over on the highway and watched in amusement as he or she struggled to walk a straight line, or maybe you’ve heard tales of police officers waving pens in front of people’s faces and forcing them to stand on one foot while counting out loud.
Based on what you've seen and heard, you probably think these types of exercises are pretty simple, and that anyone who cannot successfully perform them clearly deserves to be arrested for drunk driving—but that’s where you’re wrong. These exercises, which are known as field sobriety tests, are actually designed for failure.
Unlike most tests, there is no standard way to determine whether a person fails or passes a field sobriety test. Instead, the decision is left entirely up to the officer administering the test—and unfortunately, he or she already suspects you are driving under the influence.
If you were recently arrested for DUI after failing one or more field sobriety tests in Fulton County, contact the Law Offices of Thomas J. Thomas immediately. After representing thousands of drivers across the state, Mr. Thomas knows everything there is to know about DUI defense.
A member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mr. Thomas has undergone extensive training in field sobriety exercises and his advanced knowledge of this area often comes in handy in criminal DUI court. From proving that the officer who arrested you did not have probable cause to suspect you of DUI to challenging the accuracy of your test results, count on Mr. Thomas to exert all the necessary means to ensure you receive a successful outcome for your case.
Contact Fulton County DUI lawyer Thomas J. Thomas immediately after your arrest for a free case evaluation.