You probably know that it's against the law to drive drunk. But did you know that if you are charged with a DUI in Atlanta, you could face a more severe punishment if you were driving under the influence of alcohol than if you were found to be driving under the influence of a medication legally prescribed to you by a doctor? Did you know that a first offense DUI in the state of Pennsylvania can be expunged after the successful completion of a rehabilitation course, while a DUI charge in the state of Georgia will stay on your record forever?
If this sounds confusing to you, you are not alone. Lawson and Berry has diligently worked to provide you with some articles that will explain Atlanta DUI law in further detail, focusing not only on the different types of charges, but also on how the law treats underage, out-of-state, and commercial license holding drivers. These articles are only meant to serve as a summary of the relevant Atlanta DUI laws. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, don't feel like you need to know the rules front and back. Give Lawson and Berry a call so we can talk about the circumstances of your case and you'll gain a good understanding of what these rules could mean for you.