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DUI Truths People Don't Know

There’s a lot that can be learned from watching television news broadcasts, reading the headlines on the internet and Google searches, but there are some DUI facts that you don’t even know to research unless you’ve been arrested for DUI before.

Just as most people don’t know that Georgia has what locals call a “gnat line,” an imaginary line that crosses the state where below the line, there’s a thick layer of gnats (tiny bugs that are attracted to people’s eyes), there are certain aspects of DUI that the average person just doesn’t know to ask about.

In regards to DUI, sometimes what you don’t know “will hurt you.” That being said, we’re going to share a few of the lesser-known DUI truths that people aren’t aware of.

1. People fear jail more than the license suspension.
When people are first arrested for DUI, they’re often terrified about going to jail and not so much about the license suspension. Who can blame them? The average, everyday person is afraid of getting beat up in jail because it’s a reasonable fear.

Many DUI defendants fail to realize that a good DUI attorney may be able to keep them out of jail through winning the case, pleading down to a wet reckless, or entering a plea deal. What DUI suspects should think more about is how a driver’s license suspension is going to affect their job and their daily life.

2. Panicking from the start.
Many people who are arrested for DUI immediately go into panic mode, thinking about all of the consequences of their DUI. It’s true, the consequences can be far-reaching but there are so many DUI defenses available that a lawyer can entertain.

We see miracles happen every day in court, and you never know if there was something such as an unlawful traffic stop or police misconduct involved that may get your charges dismissed. Don’t panic! Instead, call an attorney to defend your case, and to request a DMV hearing to challenge your license suspension.

3. Whatever you do, don’t accept a bad outcome.
So, your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was supposedly 0.14% and now you think you have no choice but to plead guilty and accept the full wrath of the prosecution. Wrong! Don’t assume anything. You NEVER know if there are holes in the DA’s case. Rather than pleading guilty or taking a bad deal, see what an experienced DUI lawyer can do to turn things around in your favor.

When people are charged with DUI, they face serious consequences, many of which they may not be aware of. That’s why it’s so important to hire an attorney who can fight on your behalf. At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., you can get a board-certified expert in DUI defense on your side. Contact us today to get started.