When you are arrested on suspicion of DUI, a clock starts a 10 day countdown until your driver’s license is suspended.
10) You get released from jail after your family scrambles to bail you out. You are back at home, comfortable and, most importantly, not in jail.
9) You head back to work. Everything seems back to normal. Talking to your boss and co-workers, you wonder “Do they know? No they couldn’t.”
8) You continue to make your apologies to your wife. Your anniversary is next week. You need to remember to send her flowers. At night, you toss and turn wondering how this possibly could have happened. You replay the arrest over and over in your mind.
7) You’re busy trying to finish your project for next week’s big presentation. You work though lunch to get it finished so you can leave to make it in time for your daughter’s dance recital tonight.
6) The weekend is so busy. You’ve got a baseball tournament a few hours away and will be trying all weekend long. You think about trying to find time to look for an attorney and promise to look though the papers you got from the jail as soon as possible.
5) On the way home from the tournament, you stop in to see your mom and dad. You want so bad to ask your dad for advice or see if he knows an attorney, but you are too embarrassed. You don’t want to disappoint him or upset your mom.
4) You’re up early headed to the airport for your presentation. You look over your notes on the plane. This is really important and it needs to go smoothly.
3) You head back home feeling pretty good about your pitch. You stop by the florist and pick up a bouquet for your anniversary and call your favorite restaurant to make dinner reservations.
2) You wake up thinking about your arrest. You know you really need a lawyer. You think about your friend who got divorced last year and make a mental note to ask him his lawyer’s name.
1) You’re feeling stressed. You are worried about your job. What if your employer finds out? What if you lose your license? You wonder how you will explain that to your co-workers.
The clock that started 10 days ago is now out of time. In Georgia, if you refuse to take state administered test of your blood, breath or urine OR if you blow over a .08, your driver’s license will be suspended by the DDS. If you do not request a hearing, it will be suspended even before you are convicted of DUI.
You need to speak with attorney about your case as soon as possible so you can keep your Driver’s license from being suspended. Life after DUI can be hectic, stressful, and lead you to put your case on the back burner. You may avoid talking with a lawyer because you just want to move on and stop thinking about your arrest and your unpleasant time in jail. You may think that if you ignore it, it will go away.
But, talking with a DUI attorney can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. I may be able to save your Driver’s license or help you get a permit.
You may think your case is a lost cause, but I may be able to see something that can help you get out of trouble.
When you hire Block Law, I begin to investigate your case. If there is still time, we will request an ALS hearing. Then, I will start looking into your case including the stop, the field sobriety tests, breath or blood tests, testing equipment, police procedures, and so on. In the past, my investigation has resulted in dismissals or reductions in charges.