William C. (Bubba) Head, Larry Kohn, and Cory Yager are award-winning DUI lawyers in Alpharetta, GA. The three law partners will vigorously defend you for any traffic crimes in Alpharetta Municipal Court. The most common Alpharetta traffic citation case our Alpharetta DUI attorneys handle is for driving under the influence (DUI) by alcohol or drugs.
Our Alpharetta DUI law firm partners in Georgia have over eight and a half decades of combined DUI defense experience. Although most cases are resolved without jury trials, our lawyers for DUI near me can go to trial and win most cases, where police errors are provable.
CAUTION: Before reading any further, you must now pay attention to this urgent warning. The Georgia Department of Driver Services has suspended your right to drive if the officer confiscated your plastic driver’s license and issued you a paper 8.5″ by 11″ form called a DDS-1205.
In all GA DUI cases, you MUST act within 30 days after arrest, by either appealing and paying a $150 filing fee or by installing the 12-month IID (ignition interlock device), under 40-5-64.1.
These victories have been obtained even when the BAC levels were triple the legal limit or when the client refused the post-arrest implied consent testing and “failed” the officer’s field sobriety tests on 17 out of 18 possible scored clues. (See links to these and other true cases set forth below). Plus, when blood tests have been demanded by the arresting officer, many of these DUI charges were either reduced as part of a negotiated plea or were successfully defended at pre-trial motion hearings or trial.
Alpharetta Georgia DUI Lawyer Bubba Head
- One of only 50 DUI attorneys in America with Board-Certification
- Our firm members selected to Best Lawyers in America every year since 2009
- Selected to Super Lawyers of Georgia for 18 straight years
- Achieved AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell for over 25 years. Martindale is a peer-review rating system that reflects litigation skills as well as ethical standards
- Authored “The Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual” in 1995, and the book is now being co-authored by Mr. Head, Larry Kohn, and Cory Yager, beginning in 2023. Plus, Mr. Head wrote “The DUI Book,” a layman’s book that can help clients of DUI defense attorneys across the nation understand the DUI prosecution process. Mr. Head also co-authored several other landmark DUI and criminal defense books with DUI –DWI lawyers in other states.
- In addition, Mr. Kohn and Mr. Yager were asked (by a national legal book publisher) to co-author legal articles about intoxicated driving defense strategies in 2016.
- Our DUI attorneys (and some of our cases) have been featured in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the National Law Journal, the Atlanta-Journal & Constitution, Lawyers Weekly USA, and various other national and state publications
Larry Kohn DUI Lawyer Alpharetta, GA
- Over 530 client ratings on AVVO.com
- Over 23 years as a top criminal defense attorney
- Graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University’s College of Law
- Named a Georgia Super Lawyers multiple times
- National drunk driving law book co-author
DUI Attorney Alpharetta, GA Cory Yager
- Georgia Super Lawyer 6 years in a row (2012-2017) – Rising Star category
- Martindale-Hubbell 5.0 of 5.0 possible (highest attorney ratings) for over a decade, and AV preeminent rated
- Graduated 2nd in his law school class while working full time as a law enforcement officer
- Former police officer, who served with Cobb County and later with the Roswell GA City police department (where he made over 1,000 DUI arrests)
- National drunk driving legal book author
Most Georgia residents decide to walk into Municipal Court and plead guilty, or they may ask the court to appoint a public defender. Pleading guilty is their choice, but often because they do not think they will come out better by fighting.
These accused citizens need to take into consideration the lifelong penalties of being convicted of drunk driving or drugged driving. These penalties include possible jail time, court fines, community service, higher car insurance rates, decreased future job opportunities, and probation. Worst of all, the Georgia Legislature prohibits ANY DUI conviction to be expunged or to “age off” after waiting several years.
Larry, Cory, and Bubba specialize in DUI defense, and our clients have included people with multiple DUIs, people facing felony DUI convictions, and people who caused injuries or death while driving impaired. If your pending case includes any of these extenuating circumstances, a FREE lawyer consultation with our Alpharetta law firm can help clear up any confusion on which courtroom your case will be resolved in.
Plus, our legal experts can tell you exactly what penalties the judge most likely would impose if you ended up with a DUI conviction by not challenging the DUI case. Even though you are not obligated to hire any of our legal professionals, but why not get our highly experienced insight, and then decide if you want to enter an attorney-client relationship?
How to Act and What NOT to DO at an Alpharetta DUI Investigation
Police in Alpharetta, GA can be very aggressive. Any minor traffic violation at night may lead to blue lights and you being pulled over. In some places, an obscure “no U-turn” sign will be the basis for the pullover. Other times, they will claim a “lane violation,” or a defective tag light, or not fully coming to a stop at a stop sign.
Georgia law and the federal constitution do not allow “warrantless” searches along our highways for the mere hunch of suspicion of possible DUI. One narrow exception is that Georgia does allow pre-planned DUI checkpoints and license checks when strict “neutral” guidelines are followed.
These 5 rules (if pulled over) MUST be followed to give your case its best chance of being tossed out, reduced, or possibly be won at trial:
- Shut up. Don’t talk. Don’t answer any questions from police BEYOND giving your name and address. Other than to just shake your head.
- Produce all needed documents like driver’s license, proof of insurance, etc. However, no conversation is needed. Pleading to be let go will be captured on video, as will any cell phone conversations you engage in from the back seat of a police vehicle.
- Don’t get out of your vehicle until ordered to do so. Once out, do not walk anywhere unless you are commanded to do so by the officer.
- Never let the officer start doing “field sobriety tests.” These are OPTIONAL, voluntary and you have no obligation to participate. Officers sometimes try to “start” by passing a finger or pen or a small light across you field of vision. Close your eyes, or otherwise do not follow the object.
- If arrested, you will be read an advisement that tells you that you must take a post-arrest breathalyzer or blood test or risk a one-year loss of driving privileges. If you refuse their test, you cannot ask for and receive your own independent blood test or breath test at another location.
If you say YES to the post-arrest testing being obtained from you, then you have the right to select a medical location of your choice (even in an adjacent county) and go get your own independent sample collected for you private use later, to refute any erroneous State test. These rules are all part of the Georgia implied consent law in Georgia, which is found at OCGA 40-5-55, 40-5-67.1 and 40-5-67.2.
Metro Atlanta DUI arrests occur daily in the various Municipal Courts for the cities that exist all around the City of Atlanta. Many assume that their case cannot be won by negotiation or trial, and that is simply not true, for many clients.
In 1991, senior partner Bubba Head wrote a book entitled “101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction.” It still is the best-selling book on this topic ever written. He is currently updating that book and adding over 100 NEW ways to beat a DUI case. Our three attorneys with a branch office in Alpharetta have over eight decades of DUI defense experience.
No matter if your case is our most common (a first offense DUI), or a 2nd DUI in GA, or a third offense DUI, our litigation attorneys approach every case the same by digging deep to find the problems with the State’s evidence. Below are several DUI case “wins” handled by our attorneys for a few prior clients who thought they had no chance of winning.
- Breath alcohol tests admitted over our firm’s objection, with 0.244 and 0.249 readings, which is triple the legal limit in Georgia for adults (currently set at 0.08 grams percent). [Cobb County]
- Homicide by vehicle case in which 3 children were killed, when two cars speeding side by side collided with a minivan. In a trial of both drivers, the female driver our law firm represented was only convicted of misdemeanor reckless driving, while the other male driver (whom we did not represent) was sentenced to 45 years to serve the first 30 in state prison. [DeKalb County].
- An 8th DUI offense case involving a highway accident on the State Route 29 bypass on the east side of Athens GA. [Clarke County]
- A 2nd offender whose prior case Mr. Head was able to have reduced in Gwinnett County, and then received a new DUI in Hall County less than 4 years later and allegedly failed all field tests and had a post-arrest breath test alcohol result well over the adult legal limit. The second DUI case was dropped to reckless driving after motion hearings took place.
- A recent college grad who was pulled over by the DUI Task Force supervisor in Cobb County for a questionable lane violation charge, and who refused the post-arrest implied consent test. The arresting officer detailed how the client and allegedly failed 17 of 18 parts of the roadside agility exercises.
Alpharetta Criminal Law Firm – 85 Years Combined DUI Defense Experience
William “Bubba” Head has defended thousands of clients over a 46-year career, in Alpharetta Municipal Court and Fulton County State Court. His law partner Larry Kohn has practiced criminal law for over 23 years.
Law partner Cory Yager is a former police officer with the Roswell police department, and he is an expert at cross-examining arresting officers to uncover arrest procedure errors that can lead to a case win. As soon as he passed the Georgia Bar, he began working with William Head, and will soon have 15 full years of law practice under his belt.
Our criminal law firm answers your calls during the day, at night, on weekends, and even on holidays. Why? People in urgent trouble don’t want to talk to a machine and leave a message.
As soon as we speak with you, our highly trained Georgia criminal attorneys and support staff can help you get the best outcome in your situation.
Plus, the initial consultation costs you NOTHING. Yes, you receive 100% free legal advice from award-winning Georgia lawyers.
The sooner you call our DUI attorneys, the better chance our legal professionals will have to win your DUI case or other serious traffic crime, like hit and run. Can you think of a skilled surgeon that will evaluate your medical problems and look at your x-rays and not charge you one penny to give you her or his medical opinion?
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