Skilled Legal Representation for DUI Charges

Consuming alcohol and getting behind the wheel of a car is one way drivers can find themselves charged with drunk driving or more formally known as driving under the influence (DUI). Consuming prescription medications and illegal narcotics can also negatively influence drivers' ability to operate their vehicles safely. Drivers can be charged with DUI if found to be driving under the influence of prescription medications and illegal narcotics.

After a DUI arrest, the primary concern of most clients is the possibility of going to jail. They fear the loss of their freedom, not to mention their career-related futures. Fortunately, there are alternatives to incarceration, such as the treatment court located in Chatham County. I possess a thorough knowledge of the processes and procedures involved as I currently serve as the public defender for the Chatham County DUI court.

At The Patel Law Firm, I bring a wealth of experience in private and public practice of the law. My insight into the opposition is invaluable and puts me in a unique position to help you. In addition, I operate a smaller law firm that affords me time to get to know my clients and the specific issues they are dealing with.

Your Options Following Charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

DUI laws are constantly changing. You need a lawyer who is up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations. You need someone who regularly attends seminars and training that cover DUI law updates. I am that attorney. Let me help you navigate through a DUI alcohol-related charge.

A DUI can stay on your record forever. Some people are under the assumption that it just fades away after some years and won't be on your record. That is incorrect; it stays with you forever. The look-back period for a DUI conviction is 10 years. If you have had more than one DUI in 10 years you could be facing significant jail time. You don't have the luxury to hire a novice lawyer. Hire someone who understands the current DUI laws and has the expertise to navigate these rough waters.

Your Options Following Charges of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

DUI drug charges often have more significant consequences than alcohol-related DUI charges. If convicted, the repercussions of a person's license to drive can be harsh. Let us explore any and every possibility of a defense and options to minimize the repercussions.

Officers that are trained in DUI Drug detection are known as Drug Recognition Experts, commonly referred to as DREs. They undergo rigorous training to be proficient in determining whether someone is under the influence of drugs. A DRE certification is the only certification that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers. These officers have to undergo an extensive course to earn the certification. Hire a lawyer that is as proficient as they are in this field. I have taken multiple courses and continuously attend seminars in order to stay current on changes in procedures and the law.

An arrest for DUI involving drugs does not mean a conviction is automatic. DUI cases are highly technical, and due to this, they require a lawyer who can review the findings of field sobriety tests, breath tests and blood draws. Poor training of law enforcement and reckless handling of samples can result in arrests and charges.

My experience in DUI cases involves not only in-depth knowledge of the steps taken leading up to the arrest but also steps overlooked that violated the rights of my clients.

Contact Georgia DUI Defense Attorney Sneh Patel

If you have been arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, contact me online or call 912-662-5498 to schedule a free consultation at my Savannah law firm. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with weekend appointments and jail visits available upon request.

Fluent in Gujarati, Hindi and German.