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Things to Know About Your First DUI Offense

Posted by Thurston Lopes | Nov 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Your first DUI offense is not something to be taken lightly. We know that facing your first offense can be frightening. Yes, we know that your first DUI offense can be intimidating, especially if you've never faced charges before. However, with an experienced attorney, you'll have the legal defense you need and help in navigating the legal system. It probably won't be a pleasant process, and we know that a suspended license and fines aren't something that you'll typically be looking forward to. Of course, education programs and community service mandates are far more agreeable and more easily managed than the more severe penalties. With an experienced DUI defense lawyer in metro-Atlanta and Marietta, you can hope for the best possible outcome. 

At The Lopes Law Firm, we firmly believe that forewarned is forearmed. If you are facing your first DUI offense, you should do so with full knowledge of what you're facing, and ideally you should also have legal counsel. For a first offense, it is likely but never guaranteed that your lawyer could get the offense reduced to reckless driving. It's important to note that, while this is not uncommon for a first DUI offense, a reduction to reckless driving does not automatically mean that penalties will also be reduced.

No lawyer can guarantee the outcome of a case, but at The Lopes Law Firm, we do take pride in passionately defending our clients and doing everything that can be done to get them the best outcome for their case. Although a one-year license suspension is common for a DUI offense, it is possible to get your license reinstated after four months. This is far more likely in the case of a first offense.  Every criminal law firm in metro-Atlanta and Marietta should work to get the best deal for their clients, and at The Lopes Law Firm we're happy to work aggressively and tirelessly to get you the best legal outcome. Contact us for a consultation or call us at (404) 589-9000, we are always here for you!

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Thurston Lopes

For over 20 years, Thurston Lopes has served the Metro Atlanta area. He has a passion for what he does, and works to ensure that all clients receive approachable, responsive representation. Credentials Mr. Lopes received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Hampton University in 1989, an...


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