DUI in Northeast Georgia
In America, you are innocent until proven guilty. This applies to DUI charges just as much as anything else. At Baker and Slider, we have the experience and skills you need to fight your case. We have extensive experience and a track record of success defending DUI cases in Athens, Clarke County, Jackson County, Oconee County, Hall County, Madison County, and more. We also stay up to date on the latest cases and legal rulings on our blog.
Understanding DUI Charges in Georgia
In the state of Georgia, a DUI is typically issued if the police measure a driver’s blood alcohol content to be .08% or greater. However, police in Georgia have the authority to issue a DUI charge to anyone who has a BAC of .02% or greater and was driving in a manner that led the officer to believe they were too intoxicated to be operating a motor vehicle. These guidelines give the police a degree of arbitrary authority when it comes to making arrests. The result is that citizen’s rights are placed in jeopardy, while the power of the police to make arrests continues to expand. If you want to protect yourself against abuse of power, you’ll want the best defense lawyer you can find.
Jason Slider knows how to use the grey areas of the law against the police when it comes to fighting your charge. He’ll review all the elements of your case to ensure your Constitutional Rights are protected. Jason uses his experience as a former prosecutor, plus the more than 100 jury trials he’s had to get you the best possible outcome. Moreover, consultations are always free, so there’s no risk in scheduling an appointment to find out exactly what we can do for you and your case.
Alcohol isn’t the only substance that someone can be accused of using prior to a DUI. Police in Georgia will also issue DUI Drug charges. A drugs case has more elements than an alcohol case, making the situation much more complicated. There are more tests involved, and the field tests and blood tests used by the police are notorious for returning a false positive result. These cases can be extremely taxing on an individual, and require specialized knowledge and years of experience to get the best results.
These cases are handled a bit differently than other charges. The punishments are more severe, but the government has to work harder to prove their case. Moreover, the evolving scientific evidence for these cases means that you might have more ground for defense than you thought. Jason Slider knows where the government’s case is the weakest, and will use that knowledge to get you the best possible outcome in your case.
Jason will review every aspect of your case to provide you with a robust defense. That includes reviewing:
- the stop that lead to your arrest
- the procedures used by police searching your car
- field tests done on any substance found
- lab tests done on any substance found
- any blood or chemical tests done on your person
- anything else that might be relevant to your specific case
Consequences of DUI in Georgia
A DUI conviction in Georgia can have severe consequences. If convicted, individuals face jail time, heavy fines, the loss of their driver’s license, increased insurance rates, and may also result in the loss of current or future employment and interfere with relationships. Moreover, a conviction can cause problems with relationships, family, friends, and peers. Some people have even argued that the social repercussions are just as costly as the punishments leveled by the court.
As you can see, all of these consequences add up to a huge loss of money and time. As a result, a good defense lawyer who can get the best possible outcome in your case can more than pay for itself. After all, the steep increase in insurance rates alone is something that will follow you for years. Moreover, lost employment or employment opportunities can dramatically lower your lifetime earnings. With so much at stake, it’s easy to see why so many people have turned to Jason Slider for their DWI defense needs.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Athens-Clarke County, Oconee County, Oglethorpe County, or anywhere else in the greater Athens area, you’ll want the best possible defense so you can avoid these devastating penalties and consequences.
Jason Slider: The Best DUI Defense in Northeast Georgia
When it comes to DUI defense, you will be hard pressed to find anyone who can match the experience and skill of Jason Slider. He has more than 13 years of experience with DUI cases. Moreover, Jason’s experience as a former state prosecutor means that he can predict and plan for the strategies and tactics used by the government. This means he knows how to find the weaknesses in DUI cases, and understands the best places to attack the state’s case against you. The result is the robust, aggressive defense of your rights that you are entitled to by the Constitution. Don’t settle for less, make sure your rights are protected.
Jason Slider has had over 100 jury trials, and knows the best way to cross examine police officers, question evidence, challenge field sobriety tests, and understand blood test results. He also knows the ins and outs of different drug tests and tactics used by the state to prove their case. The wealth of experience that Jason brings to the table ensures that you’ll get the aggressive, robust defense you deserve. As a result, you can expect Jason to get the best possible results in your case.
Award Winning Career
Don’t simply take our word for it. Jason Slider has been given some of the most prestigious awards and recognitions around for DUI Defense. His accolades include:
- 2 Year Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
- 10 Best 3 Year Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
- Top 100 DUI Attorneys in the State of Georgia from the National Advocacy for DUI Defense
- Highest Possible Rating (AV) from Matindale Hubell, a leading legal industry information service
Fighting a DUI Charge
When it comes to fighting a DUI charge, what sets Jason Slider apart from the competition is the complete and thorough investigation he puts into every case. Everyone deserves to have their constitutional rights protected, no matter what the charge is. He is dedicated to making sure that you have the best defense possible. That’s why he looks into every detail to give you the best defense.
Some things that Jason will check to challenge your arrest include:
- If the initial stop that lead to your charge was legal
- If proper procedures and protocols were followed in making your arrest or issuing your charge
- If field sobriety tests were properly done, including breathalyzer tests and other evaluation methods
- If the field sobriety tests are accurate or if they were influenced by an outside force
- If the tests, arrest, and charged are done in a Constitutional way. Your Constitutional Rights are important, and Jason Slider will aggressively defend them in court.
That’s not all, we’ll use any and all facts available to us to make the case for your defense. We know that your case isn’t just another case, it’s your life. We value every single one of our clients, and handle every case with the attention and respect that you deserve. That’s why we work smarter and harder than the State or our competitors to give you the defense you deserve.
What to do If You’ve Been Arrested for DUI in Northeast Georgia
If you’ve been arrested for DUI in Athens, Georgia, then call Baker & Slider to set up a free consultation. You can also fill out the contact form and we’ll get in touch with you to talk about your case. It can be scary to defend yourself against the government. The legal system is complex and most people don’t have the background to understand the process. We take great pride in providing our clients with the defense they are entitled to, and will be with you from the moment you hire us until the resolution of your case. The sooner we start working in your defense, the better the odds, so don’t delay, Call us today!