What Happens When You Get a DUI?
Most people arrested for DUI in Georgia are first offenders, meaning that this is a DUI first offense in his or her lifetime. Being handcuffed, jailed, deprived of the use of a phone, and then posting bond is the start of a nightmare for these first-time DUI offenders.
Being treated by jailers like a 3rd class citizen leaves many people sleepless for days or even weeks after their Georgia arrests. Many clients report noticing a lack of appetite and that their enjoyment of life has been disrupted by the criminal charges.
Many people immediately search for a criminal defense attorney Atlanta, to get information from a local, experienced law firm about fighting a drunk driving case in GA. But, just like a search for a surgeon, looking at law firms near me is NOT the criteria for selecting the best lawyer (or surgeon).
This web page focuses on legal practice attorney rating organizations that are LEGITIMATE, to help you sort through invasive mail solicitations arriving in your mailbox and get INFORMATION about criminal attorneys near me. For certain, these “jail mail” attorneys should be avoided by answering this question: Would you hire a surgeon who solicited you via a mailer to operate on you or a loved one?
How Could I Be Arrested, If I Was Not Drunk?
Most clients report to our criminal attorneys that they believed they passed every field sobriety test and that they were not intoxicated. Yet, each person was still arrested for DUI in GA. Some took the pest-arrest breath alcohol test demanded by the police officer, but many do not take it since they have had no chance to call an attorney.
Implied Consent Issues: The Post-Arrest Breathalyzer Refusal or Alcohol Breath Test?
This year, about half of the people obtaining a FREE lawyer consultation with our criminal lawyers charged with a breathalyzer refusal and have had their driver’s license taken from them for allegedly refusing the Georgia implied consent law chemical test. This is for botching or not acting upon their administrative license suspension that occurs by operation of law (Georgia Implied Consent laws) after their arrest for driving under the influence.
Our DUI lawyers explain to clients that there are TWO separate legal actions that are triggered by a GA DUI, one administrative (implied consent) and one criminal (misdemeanor or felony DUI). Our law office handles BOTH legal problems for FLAT FEES (not hourly). Plus, ask about our attorney payment plans.
Some citizens (after being cuffed) ask to speak to a lawyer for DUI but are told they have no right to legal counsel. Plus, in GA, no Miranda rights are given, and yet in North Carolina, you are Mirandized after a DUI-DWI arrest and allowed 30 minutes to use the phone in PRIVACY before taking a breath alcohol test.
Being charged with driving under the influence is a jarring experience. With about 16,000 Georgia arrests for impaired driving in 2017, most alleged drunk drivers are licensed to drive in Georgia. Over 85% are arrested on a weekend date or holiday and between the hours of 10 PM and 4 AM.
Below, open and watch Mr. Head’s FOUR Video Clips, telling how MOST GA arrests for DUI occur, and what a police officer bases his or her DUI arrest upon.
The DUI Lawyer Who Wrote the BOOK “How to Beat a DUI”
William C. “Bubba” Head, an Atlanta DUI Attorney, wrote the book on how to beat a DUI in 1991. An image of the front cover of that first drunk driving book, 101 Ways to AVOID a Drunk Driving Conviction, is shown above.
When citizens facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges come to see our DUI attorneys, their most common questions are “How to get out of a DUI?”, “How to get my license back after DUI?” or “Can you get a DUI expunged?”
The FOUR YouTube clips hyperlinked below will educate you on how to protect your legal rights and explain how law enforcement officers either trick you or verbally coerce you into participating in NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) field sobriety tests (SFST).
When You Hire Our DUI Attorneys, an Experienced LAW FIRM PARTNER Represents You
William C. Head and his two Super Lawyer partners, Larry Kohn and Cory Yager, are REFERRED in excess of 100 new cases annually from their criminal defense lawyer friends in other states, for persons arrested for DUI in Georgia. Similarly, our Atlanta DUI lawyers SEND OUT about that same number of DWI-DUI referrals to other criminal attorney in other states.
Bubba Head and Partners – DUI Specialists in Alcohol and Drugs
As a speaker, Bubba Head’s most common seminar topics are crimes involving alcohol and drugs, and the forensic science that criminal defense lawyers must know and understand to competently defend their clients. All three law partners at our law firm have INSTRUCTOR training certificates, in the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.
This extra level of comprehension of drunk driving defense has led to his representation of athletes, politicians, news personalities and musicians over his four-decade career. When a Georgia lawyer hears the name Bubba Head, DUI is the next thing that pops into their brain.
William Head Built a National Network of DUI-DWI Lawyers in America
After training over 8000 other criminal justice attorneys, Mr. Head has developed a loyal group of top-rated DUI-DWI and criminal lawyers in every state. Some connections came through NCDD and many more came from NACDL, GACDL and DUIDLA. His AVVO profile has over 130 lawyer reviews, praising his acumen as a DUI defense attorney, and a similar number of client-generated attorney ratings in the same AVVO profile.
These national connections with DWI-DUI lawyers nationwide assist him in referring business when he receives calls from out-of-state. These affiliations allow him to get quick answers to questions that arise for clients represented by Bubba Head or his partners in Georgia. Often, the potential clients who call us live (or are licensed) in another state.
William C. Head and his two Super Lawyer partners, Larry Kohn and Cory Yager, get in excess of 100 new cases annually from their criminal defense lawyer friends in other states, for persons arrested for DUI in Georgia.
A seasoned trial lawyer and book author on Georgia DUI laws with over 42 years of experience, Mr. Head is renowned across the United States as an authority on criminal defense and criminal trial practice. In 1973, he earned his bachelor’s degree in history (with honors) from the University of Georgia before going on to receive his law degree from UGA’s School of Law in 1976.
Mr. Head remains active within several professional legal organizations, including the National College for DUI Defense, which he co-founded. He is a Life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL.org) as well as being a Life Member in the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL.org). Mr. Head is also a member of:
- The American Trial Lawyers Association
- The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
- IACT – International Association for Chemical Testing
- The Atlanta Bar Association
- The Cobb County Bar Association
From Athens to Atlanta: Felony vs Misdemeanor Criminal Defense in Georgia
Among lawyers for DUI defense, the litigation skills that Bubba Head has developed in winning complex criminal cases originally became newsworthy in the Athens, GA area starting in 1976. Then (as now) alcohol-related crimes and drug offenses were his strong suit. Mr. Head relocated to Atlanta Georgia in 1991.
Plus, for the first 32 years of his career, misdemeanor DUI defense was his primary law practice area. Later in his career, vehicular homicide GA felony cases and serious injury by vehicle felonies now comprise about half of his criminal caseload.
During the early years of his law practice (and still today) as an Athens DUI Lawyer, Mr. Head handled felony or misdemeanor cases of all types, including murder, burglary, aggravated assault, domestic violence, shoplifting, child abandonment, and drug possession.
Awards for Being the Best DUI Lawyer in Atlanta and the Best DUI Attorney in America
After starting the National College for DUI Defense (along with 11 other drunk driving book authors and DUI-DWI lawyers from other states), the Georgia criminal defense attorney had the honor of being named by the full membership of NCDD as the best DUI lawyer in America, in 2003.
In addition to this unique distinction, DUI attorney Atlanta Bubba Head was twice named as the best DUI lawyer in Atlanta, in 2012 and 2017, by Best Lawyers in America. The 2012 award included a short profile in Best Lawyers Magazine of Mr. Head’s career as Georgia’s leading DUI defense attorney.
One Central Skill Has Propelled Mr. Head’s Career
Starting in the 1990s, as drunk driving enforcement and onerous Georgia DUI laws were enacted, the law practice of Bubba Head DUI attorney evolved into him being known as a DUI specialist who knew how to beat a DUI. He and his two law partners are dedicated to finding SOLUTIONS to even the toughest DUI Georgia cases.
Coincidentally, Atlanta attorney Bubba Head had co-authored (with the late Reese I. Joye, Jr.) and released the first-ever book for citizens on how to win a DUI case, 101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction, in 1991. This drunk driving book sold 12,000 copies.
Other Lawyer Ratings and Professional Distinctions Mr. Head Holds Include:
- Board Certified by the ABA through the National College for DUI Defense since 2000.
- Selected to Best Lawyers in America every year since 2009
- Selected to Super Lawyers of Georgia for 16 straight years
- For over two decades, it has held an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s oldest peer-review lawyer ratings organization, which posts attorney reviews and rankings that reflect litigation skills as well as ethical standards. AV and Preeminent signify the highest possible skill level and ethical standards.
- In 2006, authored The DUI Book, the standard reference tool used by DUI defense attorneys across the nation for client education on DUI defense, as well as several other landmarks DUI and criminal defense books.
- Featured in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the National Law Journal, Lawyers Weekly USA, and various other national publications.
- Delivered keynote speech for the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) in 2012, distinguishing himself as the only criminal defense attorney to ever do so.
- Justia 10.0 (highest) peer rating
- Invited to speak at national and international conferences and seminars on DUI and criminal defense, including a 2008 presentation to ICADTS International, conducted in Seattle, Washington, as well as AAFS (mentioned above).
Awards for Being the Best DUI Lawyer in Atlanta and the Best in America
Among lawyers for DUI defense, the litigation skills that Bubba Head has developed in winning complex criminal cases originally became newsworthy in the Athens GA area. During the early years of his law practice as an Athens DUI Lawyer, he handled felony and misdemeanor cases of all types, including murder, burglary, aggravated assault, domestic violence, shoplifting, child abandonment, and drug possession. But, then (as now) DUI defense was his primary law practice area.
After starting the National College for DUI Defense (along with 11 other drunk driving book authors and DWI-DUI lawyers from other states), the Georgia criminal defense attorney had the honor of being named by the full membership of NCDD as the best DUI lawyer in America, in 2003.
In addition to this unique distinction, DUI attorney Atlanta Bubba Head was twice named as the best DUI lawyer in Atlanta, in 2012 and 2017, by Best Lawyers in America. The 2012 award included a short profile in beats Lawyers Magazine of Mr. Head’s career as Georgia’s leading DUI defense attorney.
Call Bubba Head today at 404-567-5515, and speak to him directly, or to one of his top-rated law partners: Larry Kohn and Cory Yager. All three Super Lawyers offer FREE lawyer consultations are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Your initial legal advice and DUI case review is FREE and can be conducted in person or over the phone. When other attorneys hesitate to fight to win the extremely difficult cases, Bubba Head and his law partners welcome the TOUGHEST DUI cases.
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