DUI (Drunk Driving) Charges
Attorney Lon Kemeness focuses extensively on the defense of DUI’s and drug related charges. As your DUI lawyer, he will fight aggressively for you. He understands that it isn’t just your freedom and driving privileges that are on the line, but your reputation, career, and future.
Mr. Kemeness does things differently than other DUI lawyers. He will work to evaluate the evidence in your case and put a plan into action to defend your charges.
Mr. Kemeness works to maintain an excellent working relationship with prosecutors, judges, and law enforcement personnel throughout the state. You can hire him as your lawyer with confidence, knowing that he will do everything he can to represent your interests and protect your rights. When you need the finest DUI attorney on your side, it’s time to call Lon Kemeness.
FACTS ABOUT DUI | DWI | DRUNK DRIVING
- Drunk driving, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is the crime of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs (including those prescribed by physicians) to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely.
- Georgia’s Driving Under the Influence (DUI) “Per Se” laws make it a crime to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% or higher. The exceptions to this are .02% for drivers under 21 and .04% for commercial drivers license holders. This means even if your ability to drive was not compromised by the consumption of alcohol, you can be arrested for drunk driving just for being above this “Per Se” limit.
- If you have recently been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) after failing the field sobriety tests, it may be too late to tell you that these tests are completely voluntary, that is, you can’t be punished for declining to take them. However, it’s never too late to challenge your results. The officer’s scoring on the field sobriety tests is completely subjective, which means that his or her bias could result in a failing grade. Because of this, you should work with an attorney who can review your test to determine if it was scored fairly or if there were other factors that affected your performance.
- If you are arrested for DUI (drunk driving) in Georgia, you may have only 10 business days to request a hearing or your license will be suspended!