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Changes in DUI laws may require changes in DUI defense strategies

Georgia drivers facing drunk driving charges have every right to defend themselves against the formal accusations. A conviction can result in fines, loss of driving privileges and more, and there is significant benefit in having a strong DUI defense strategy. However, changes in drunk driving laws in the state may mean that drivers facing DUI charges need to rethink their defense plans.

Recently, the highest court in Georgia ruled the state's current implied consent law was unconstitutional. The state Supreme Court determined that it was not appropriate to use a person's refusal to submit to a breath test against them in court. Following that, the state senate then voted on changes that would address the unconstitutional parts of the state's laws. 

The role of an experienced criminal defense legal team

The consequences of a criminal conviction can be wide-ranging and severe.

For starters, of course, freedom can be imperiled. Some felony offenses carry notably lengthy prison terms. Even a misdemeanor conviction can sometimes yield an unwelcome stint in jail.

Avoid severe DUI penalties by planning ahead for a sober ride

Most people rely on their vehicles to get just about everywhere. If you are like most people, you probably drive to and from work, the grocery store, the doctor’s office, the bank and more. However, if you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, you face severe penalties including driver’s license suspension, which could have a serious impact on your day-to-day life.

What are the penalties for driving under the influence?

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