Atlanta DUI Attorney

Burgar & Michael, LLC
(404) 994-4707

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

Atlanta DUI Attorney Marko L. Burgar

Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DUI in Atlanta

Payment Plans Available for Drunk Driving Defense in Fulton County

Atlanta DUI Attorney
Burgar & Michael, LLC
Marko L. Burgar, P.C.
6 Piedmont Center, Suite 525
3525 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

Call (404) 994-4707

The offense of DUI in Georgia is termed Driving Under the Influence. A DUI is a highly technical crime with very serious penalties. It is not something to take lightly and it requires an attorney with very specific skills to fight successfully. Atlanta DUI attorney Marko Burgar has exceptional experience defending clients charged with suspicion of drunk driving in Fulton County. His extensive knowledge of Georgia DUI laws and court rulings allows him to give you an honest evaluation of your case.

  • Atlanta DUI Attorney Marko L. Burgar has zealously defended clients for over 19 years
  • Burgar & Michael, you will receive a client first focus
  • Past experience as a prosecutor will work in your benefit
  • Atlanta DUI Attorney Burgar has a wealth of experience including defending thousands of cases and leading countless jury trials
  • Free initial consultation when you call (404) 994-4707 or when you fill out the consultation request form

To learn more about how Atlanta DUI attorney Marko Burgar can help you, fill out the consultation request form or call (404) 994-4707. The initial review of your case is free, and there is no further obligation, so call now.

Penalties for a DUI in Fulton County, GA

State laws define legal intoxication as having a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher. Note that even if your BAC is below .08% you can be arrested for being impaired or a ‘Less Safe’ driver.

Even a first offense for driving under the influence in Georgia comes with severe penalties. It could lead to 40 hours of community service, a $300-$1000 fine plus surcharges and court fees, a jail sentence, probation and loss of driver’s license for up to one year. You may even be required to participate in Alcohol and Drug Evaluation and Treatment. A conviction for drunk driving in Georgia would result in a criminal record.

The penalties become harsher with each additional DUI offense within a ten year period. A fourth arrest is filed as a felony, which could result in a revocation of license for 10 years, a $5,000 fine and a 5 year jail sentence.

Fulton County DUI attorney Marko Burgar will protect your rights during the difficult and arduous legal defense process. He will work to achieve the best possible result for your case.

Keeping Your Georgia Driver’s License

Georgia DUI Attorney Marko BurgarIf you have been arrested for DUI or being impaired and you do not request a hearing with the Department of Driver Services within ten business days, your license will be suspended. Under a recent change in state laws, you must pay a $150 fee when filing for a DDS hearing. Failure to include this fee with the request for a license hearing will also lead to the suspension of your driving privileges.

The length of a license suspension is determined by details of your case, whether you are under the age of 21, your blood alcohol content at the time of arrest, and any previous drunk driving convictions. Generally, a motorist charged with drunk driving with a BAC of .08% or higher will receive a one year license suspension. You can get your license returned in 120 days if you complete DUI school and pay a reinstatement fee.

Atlanta DUI attorney Marko Burgar can schedule a Administration License Suspension (ALS) hearing and then represent you. The process is complicated and having legal help increases the chances of keeping your driving privileges. Marko Burgar can also petition for a limited driving permit that would allow you to travel between home and work, school or stipulated places.

Municipal Courts and DUI in Georgia

State law permits any law enforcement officer to conduct an arrest for DUI in Atlanta and Fulton County, including the Georgia State Patrol troopers, County Sheriff's Officers departments and local police. Depending on where your arrest was made and by what legal entity, it is possible for your case to be heard in a municipal court rather than a county court.

The following is a notable municipality known to have issued citations for driving under the influence in Fulton County:

  • Atlanta DUI Municipal Court
  • Smyrna Municipal Court
  • Acworth Municipal Court
  • Kennesaw Municipal Court

Atlanta DUI lawyer Marko Burgar can defend you in any court in the state. Contact him for information on the correct court for resolution of your case.

Atlanta DUI Attorney Marko L. Burgar – Experience is Important

Fulton County DUI lawyer Marko Burgar, LLC has litigated over 4,000 DUI and substance-abuse related cases, giving him considerable criminal defense experience. There are specific requirements and procedures that law enforcement and the State must adhere to in order to achieve a conviction for DUI. Marko Burgar has been involved with officer training on DUI issues at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, giving him special insight in the identification of problems and errors in an arrest. He will combine a thorough knowledge of the law with investigative techniques and scientific analysis to regularly obtain positive results for his clients.

Marko Burgar has developed positive relations with the courts, the DDS, and the Office of State Administration hearings to ensure his clients’ rights are protected and his arguments are properly heard.

Marko L. Burgar is a former prosecutor and instructor in DUI matters. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Atlanta DUI Attorney Marko Burgar is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and he earned his law degree from Emory University Law School. He has been recognized for his efforts as a prosecutor during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and was involved with cases featured on Court TV, Entertainment Tonight and in news throughout the world.

For immediate and effective help with your Georgia DUI, contact Atlanta DUI Lawyer Marko Burgar by calling (404) 994-4707 or filling out the free consultation request form.

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Fulton County DUI attorney, Marko L. Burgar, has launched the free GEORGIA DUI App for iPhone and Android. This App is the first of its kind in Georgia, and it is designed to notify people of their rights in a Fulton County DUI stop before being faced with this difficult situation. The App also has an emergency "I'm being arrested" function to notify Atlanta DUI attorney Marko Burgar of your arrest. To activate the function, simply enter your contact information in the "My Account" section, along with the contact info of at least one friend or family member that you would want notified in the event of your arrest. Once activated, all you have to do is press the emergency button and our office will know to find you, and a message will also be sent to your contact as well letting them know you need assistance.

 
 
Atlanta DUI Attorney
Burgar & Michael, LLC
6 Piedmont Center, Suite 525
3525 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

Call (404) 994-4707

www.BurgarLaw.com

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