MIP & DUI/DWI Attorney in Statesboro, GA
We understand that if you are arrested for Minor in Possession, Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated, you can lose your license and your car before setting foot in a courtroom. A conviction may lead to incarceration, a criminal record, fines, and license revocation. That is why taking immediate action and aggressive representation are the hallmark of our MIP, DWI/DUI defense efforts.
Our DUI/DWI & MIP Services Include:
- Felony DWI
- Misdemeanor DUI/MIP
- Aggravated DUI
- Driving while Ability Impaired DWAI
- Refusal Case
- Marijuana related DUI/DWI
- Narcotics related DUI/DWI
- Medication related DUI/DWI
- Portable Breathalyzer DUI/DWI
- DMV Hearings
- Vehicle release proceedings
- License suspension hearings
- Conditional License Assistance
- First Offender DUI/MIP
- Multiple Offender DUI/MIP
If you have been charged with Drunk Driving, or Minor in Possession, time is of the essence. Contact our law office as soon as possible so that we may begin working on your case. (912) 764-3122
Today, DWI & DUI enforcement has never been stricter. There are enhanced penalties for driving with a very high BAC (aggravated DWI – 0.18 or higher) and you can be charged with a felony if you have a prior DWI conviction (even from out-of-state). You can also be charged with a felony if you are driving while intoxicated for the first time and minor children are present during the alleged offense (Leandra’s Law). Whether you are pulled over during a “routine” traffic stop, stopped at a checkpoint, or otherwise accused of driving while intoxicated, you may be asked to submit to a breathalyzer test on the side of the road and/or at a police precinct. Additionally, you may be asked to perform a coordination test in front of a video camera. If you refuse to take these tests, you may face an automatic license suspension and the fact of your refusal may be offered as evidence against you. The subsequent prosecution may result in a combination of incarceration, a criminal conviction, license revocation, and the permanent loss of your car.
Did you know, you can be arrested for driving UNDER the limit of 0.08%?
You can be arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated even if you are under the limit if the arresting officer thinks that, based on the circumstances, you are intoxicated. These circumstances may include allegations of bad driving, an odor of alcohol, red and/or watery eyes, or slurred speech. If you are under the 0.08 limit, you could also be charged with Driving Under the Influence which is sometimes called “driving while buzzed.”. You can also be charged with either DWI or DUI even if you are under the influence a non-alcoholic substance.
When Experience Matters Most
Lovett Bennett, Jr. has handled numerous MIP and DUI cases. When you meet with him, he will sit down to talk about your DWI / DUI case and provide an assessment of your situation. He will discuss whether the police had a right to stop you, the existence of any breathalyzer tests or video, your chances of success, and what it would take to succeed. Sometimes, it may be possible to negotiate a suitable outcome and realize your objectives early in the litigation. Other situations may demand further effort, up to and including trial.