Many people already know about the criminal penalties they may face if convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Augusta, GA: imprisonment, probation, fines, community service, and a suspended driver's license. However, they fail to take into account the collateral consequences they face for pleading guilty to this crime, which could include increased insurance premiums, job loss, the loss or suspension of a professional license, and the stigma of a criminal record.
As you can see, a great deal is at stake when you are arrested for drunk driving. However, if you are simply looking to plead guilty, you have come to the wrong website. As one of the top DUI defense attorneys in Augusta, Elmer H. (Pete) Young has been highly successful in obtaining a non-DUI disposition for the clients he has defended against a conviction of charges driving under the influence.
Mr. Young received his law degree from the John Marshall Law School in 1975, and passed the Georgia Bar exam the same year. Having practiced criminal law for 37 years, he focused his interest in, and has dedicated his legal career to defending drivers from all over the United States and several foreign countries as well who were accused of DUI. Thanks to his experience and knowledge, he is often asked to lecture on legal subjects at legal seminars, public interest forums, and civic groups. Mr. Young was also a guest speaker at the Defense of Drinking Drivers seminar which was accredited by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education for CLE in Georgia.
Mr. Young has undergone advanced and extensive training to master the scientific evidence that is used in DUI cases. He has a certificate as a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Instructor of Field Sobriety Testing and completed a week-long Forensic Blood and Urine test--presented by world leaders in the field of forensic science--at Emory University and the laboratory at Georgia Tech University.
Mr. Young is a member of the highly-regarded National College for DUI Defense. His legal skills were recognized in 2002, when he was awarded the "Most Amazing Jury Verdict" by his peers and mentors. Courts throughout the easternmost thirty or so counties of Georgia recognize his skill as an attorney and counselor in this area. He has been recognized by one state court as an expert witness in the areas of Field Sobriety and the Georgia Crime lab’s Intoxilyzer 5000 breath testing device and was permitted to testify for the defense on these subjects. The lawyer who hired Mr. Young won the case!
Obtaining a favorable outcome is possible, but you have to follow certain steps. The first thing you must do after a DUI arrest is contact Mr. Young to appeal your driver's license suspension. You have only 10 business days to save your driving privileges; if you fail to act, you will lose your license for one year--no exceptions! Mr. Young's staff will submit your license appeal and provide confirmation that it was received. This is a FREE service as a client, so don't delay.
Next, you should write all of the details from the day of your DUI arrest, including when you woke up, the food you ate, any medications taken, and the people who were with you. Take pictures of the scene if you are nearby and of any damage to vehicles or injuries to yourself or others. This information will help our legal team develop a defense for your charges.
Request a copy of your driving record from the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services and collect all of the paperwork you received after your drunk-driving arrest, such as the citation and results of the blood alcohol content test. These documents will be examined by our staff when investigating your case.
Hiring an attorney may seem like an expensive option, but the right attorney can help you avoid the high cost of a conviction. Because Mr. Young has handled so many DUI cases, he knows exactly how much they cost. This allows him to offer flat fees for his service. For your convenience, credit cards are accepted and payment plans are available.
Don't let the stress of a DUI charge get to you. Schedule a time today to meet Mr. Young and his defense team for a free, lengthy sit down interview to discuss your case.