DUI in Athens, 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 DUI charge.
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.
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. These cases are handled a bit differently than other DUI charges in the nature and severity of sentencing.
Consequences of DUI in Georgia
A DUI Conviction in Georgia can have severe consequences. Individuals convicted of DUI 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.
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.
The Best DUI Defense in Athens, Georgia. Jason Slider
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 has served on both sides of DUI cases, with his past as a State Prosecutor. 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.
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. As a result, you can expect Jason to get the best possible results in your case.
Award Winning DUI 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. He is dedicated to making sure that those accused of DUI 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 DUI 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
- If the field sobriety tests are accurate
- 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. 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 Athens, GA
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. 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!