Emanuel County DUI Attorney

Law Offices of E.H. (Pete) Young
(912) 662-5588

WARNING YOU ONLY HAVE 10 DAYS
from the date of your arrest for DUI in Georgia to request an administrative hearing about your driver's license. If you do not, your driver's license will be automatically suspended.

DWI Defense Attorney

Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DUI in Georgia

Safeguarding Your Rights After a DUI in Emanuel County

Emanuel County Georgia DUI Attorney Pete Young dedicates the majority of his law practice to DUI defense. He has regular interaction with judges and prosecutors, he continually reviews DUI laws, and he knows how to handle your case. Pete Young realizes that successfully defending against a charge of drinking and driving requires more than good legal skills, it involves knowledge of chemistry, forensic science and constitutional law. Swainsboro DUI Lawyer Pete Young has the experience to make a difference in the outcome of your case.

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Law Offices of E.H. (Pete) Young
1010 East Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31405

Call (912) 662-5588
Toll Free (800) 841-6844

  • Graduate of John Marshall Law School
  • Member of the National College of DUI Defense
  • Long-term experience and track-record of success
  • Certified as a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing instructor
  • Advanced training in ‘Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases’

Being arrested for driving under the influence in Georgia is a serious crime. Unfortunately many do not know that more people go to jail for Georgia DUI than any other crime. You can lose your driver’s license and pay enormous fines. A conviction for drunk driving can affect the rest of your life.

You still have rights, however, and you can fight the charges filed against you. The DUI laws of Georgia are very complex and you need an attorney for legal guidance, but realize that not all attorneys practice DUI defense.

If you have been accused of drunk driving in Emanuel County, contact Swainsboro Georgia DUI Attorney by calling (912) 662-5588 or filling out the consultation request form. The initial review of your case is absolutely free, so you have nothing to lose and your freedom to gain.

A DUI arrest often involves a subjective decision by a law enforcement officer. The current strategy is to charge motorists with drunk driving when any alcohol is detected or when impairment is suspected, even if your blood alcohol content is below the legal limit. As frustrating as the situation may be, it opens the door for a good legal defense.

Emanuel County DUI Lawyer Pete Young will question the legality of the initial traffic stop, review the police report for errors in procedure and policy, make sure all your constitutional rights have been afforded, call expert witnesses to refute prosecution claims, challenge evidence against you and investigate maintenance records of any breath or blood test equipment used during your arrest.

The goal is to make the state prove every point of its case beyond a reasonable doubt. If they can’t, then there is a good chance of getting your DUI reduced or dismissed. Swainsboro DUI Attorney Pete Young has a successful record of winning cases of driving under the influence in Georgia.

Penalties for Georgia DUI

Being charged with drinking and driving in Georgia could lead to a 10 day to 12 month jail sentence, fines of up to $1000 plus surcharges and courts costs, probation fees, loss of license for 6 months, a minimum of 40 hours of community service, significantly higher auto insurance premiums or loss of policy and participation in a mandatory driving school course before license reinstatement. If you were under the age of 21, had a previous DUI arrest, had a high blood alcohol content or caused an accident with injury, the penalties could be more severe, including mandatory alcohol education classes and court ordered installation of an ignition interlock device.

A conviction will result in a permanent criminal record. It is important to keep your record clean, and Emanuel County Georgia DUI Lawyer Pete Young will provide intense defense to try and make that happen.

About your Driver’s License

Georgia has an Implied Consent Law, which says that when you are issued a driver’s license you agree to submit to a breath, blood or urine test if ever requested by a law enforcement officer in a suspected DUI situation. If you refuse, the officer usually seizes your license and issues a temporary permit. The Department of Motor Vehicles then initiates a civil case in which it attempts to suspend or revoke your license. This occurs even before you have a chance to go to court in your criminal case.

You have the right, however, to request an administrative hearing in an effort to keep your driving privileges, but you must do so within 10 days of the date of your arrest. It is very much to your advantage to have legal representation at the Administrative License Suspension Hearing, and Swainsboro DUI Lawyer Pete Young can help. Contact him immediately if you want to save your license.

Legal Fees

No one anticipates getting a DUI and incurring legal fees. You can represent yourself though you must realize that the judge and prosecutor are not looking out for your interests, nor will they protect your rights. Similarly, not all attorneys will properly defend you. Some will offer a low fee and then plead you guilty. You don’t need to spend money for that.

You need to ask what your attorney will do for you and how much DUI experience he has; and you need to be prepared to pay for an aggressive, complete defense. Swainsboro DUI Lawyer Pete Young will properly investigate your case and implement the most appropriate defense strategy in an effort to avoid a conviction. He will even prepare to take your case all the way to trial, if necessary.

It doesn’t cost anything to call Emanuel County Georgia DUI Attorney Pete Young and learn what he can do for you. He in turn will learn what is involved in your specific case, and if you agree to move forward, he will discuss fees and payment options with you. Pete Young typically offers a flat fee for legal services, and he will outline what is included in your defense.

About Attorney Pete Young

Swainsboro DUI Lawyer Elmer H. (Pete) Young practices criminal law, with a focus on drunk driving defense, DUI penalties and alcohol related traffic offenses. He regularly speaks on legal subjects and he has produced a radio series. Pete Young is certified as a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing instructor by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and has advanced training in ‘Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases’.

Attorney Pete Young completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University and Columbus State University, and he received a law degree from John Marshall Law School. He is admitted to practice law in all District, Circuit and Federal Courts in Georgia.

Remember, you should not drink and drive, but if you have been arrested for suspicion of drunk driving in Georgia, immediately contact Emanuel County DUI Attorney Pete Young for a free consultation. Call (912) 662-5588 or simply fill out the form. Your inquiry is confidential and there is no obligation, so call now.

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Law Offices of E.H. (Pete) Young
1010 East Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31405

Call (912) 662-5588
Toll Free (800) 841-6844

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