DUI / DWI - Offices of Lyle K. Porter

Driving Under the Influence (DUI / DWI)

Too many individuals charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), particularly first offenders, simply go to court and enter a guilty plea. They either underestimate the severity of the charge or believe that retaining an attorney will be too expensive and won’t change the result in court. Unfortunately, they often discover too late just how much trouble and expense is associated with a drunk driving conviction: The suspension of one’s driver’s license, mandatory jail time, community service hours, alcohol evaluation, counseling and expense of having to miss work for probation is significant and costly.

At the Law Office of Lyle K. Porter in Lawrenceville, we are experienced in defending against DUI arrests. With more than 20 years of experience representing individuals who have been arrested for DUI, we are able to advise you on the latest issues concerning the admissibility of your test results, and outline options you may have been unaware of or haven’t considered. We will provide candid and honest advice on what issues exist in your case and work hard to obtain a dismissal, reduction or acquittal at trial. Our primary goals are always to protect your liberty and your driving privileges, and to ensure all of your rights are protected.

Our experience ensures that we are always trial-ready and trial-prepared. Avoiding a conviction is very important and this is particularly true for clients and in cases involving allegations of repeat DUI offenses. In these cases, the penalties and consequences of a conviction are serious, with prosecutors and judges requiring longer periods of confinement. You need an advocate who is ready to fight for you.

We defend and protect clients' rights who have been charged with drug-related offenses, including:

  • Drug possession
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Drug sale or distribution
  • Prescription drug charges

Your DUI Arrest May Mean Two Separate Cases

In Georgia, an arrest for Driving Under the Influence has become an increasingly complex case to defend. At the time of an arrest, the officer is required to serve the defendant with a Notice of An Administrative Suspension of Their Driving Privileges. Many individuals don’t understand the time limitations that are involved with this Civil or Administrative side of their arrest. It is necessary to request a hearing on the administrative suspension of your driving privileges within the time prescribed by law. The defense of your criminal charges often begins in the administrative hearing dealing with the suspension of your license.

We are experienced in these issues and work hard for our clients to prevent a DUI conviction by challenging the legality of the traffic stop, the probable cause for the arrest, and the introduction of the breath or blood results.

Learn More About DUI / DWI Offenses

You do not have to plead guilty. Contact us today.

If you have been charged or arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWI, do not immediately plead guilty. Call 678-985-1000 or contact us to talk to an attorney.