Under Legal Limit DUI Charge

Atlanta DUI Defense for Drivers Under .08 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

If you are a driver over the age of 21, Georgia law has set the legal BAC limit at .08%, however, you can land a DUI charge even if you are under this level. Even if a breath or blood test showed that you were legally on the road, a police officer could still file a DUI "less safe" charge against you, if they thought your driving was impaired by alcohol.

At Thomas & Willis, LLC, you can find topnotch DUI defense that's available 24/7. When you face the criminal justice system, this awarded team of legal advocates can uphold your every right. Don't hesitate to discover why the firm has achieved one of the best defense records in the state.

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About Georgia's DUI Less Safe Law

Before you get pulled over, an officer still needs probable cause, which means that the officer needs to observe strange driving behavior, such as a car straddling the lane line, driving through a stop light, veering in and out of lanes, etc. But the officer will need even more probable cause to arrest you for drunk driving.

Officers might suspect "less safe" driving if they observe:

  • Slurred speech
  • Reddened face and bloodshot eyes
  • Alcohol on a driver's breath
  • Failed field sobriety tests

That is all it takes to find yourself under arrest for driving under the influence in Atlanta, even if chemical DUI tests clear you of driving drunk. When the prosecution takes the case, they will lean heavily on the officer's report of your behavior and appearance.

If found guilty of a DUI under the legal limit, you could still face the penalties for an over the legal limit DUI. This means you could still face a jail sentence, fines, license suspension, community service, and alcohol education. Worse still, you would have to live with a public criminal record.

You can beat a DUI less safe charge!

If you team up with a talented Atlanta DUI lawyer, however, you could find yourself acquitted, or see your charges reduced or dismissed. For instance, it may be possible to counter that your appearance is better explained by allergies, illness, or tiredness, etc. Looking over the police report, it may be possible to demonstrate that the police had no valid basis to stop you, much less conduct an arrest. It is also very possible to challenge failed field sobriety evaluations. At Thomas & Willis, LLC, you can find the insightful DUI defense you need, at affordable rates.

Your future is on the line: Don't wait to call an Atlanta DUI attorney today!