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Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC 229 Buchanan Street Dallas GA 30132

Charge:
Rape, False Imprisonment, and Aggravated Sodomy

Possible Sentence:
Life in Prison

Result:
Not Guilty after Jury Trial

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Multiple Counts of Child Molestation and Sexual Battery on a Child

Possible Sentence:
90 years in prison

Result:
Not Guilty after Jury Trial

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Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault

Possible Sentence:
Life in Prison

Result:
Not Guilty after Jury Trial

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Kidnapping, Attempted Rape

Possible Sentence:
20 years to serve in prison

Result:
Not Guilty after Jury Trial

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DUI Drugs

Possible Sentence:
12 months to serve in jail and 1 year license suspension

Result:
Not Guilty after Jury Trial

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Sale of Cocaine

Possible Sentence:
30 years to serve in prison

Result:
Not Guilty after Jury Trial

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Charge:
Trafficking in Methamphetamine

Possible Sentence:
30 years to serve in prison

Result:
Charges dismissed after successful Motion to Suppress

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Charge:
Possession of Methamphetamine

Possible Sentence:
15 years to serve in prison

Result:
Charges dismissed after successful Motion to Suppress

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Charge:
Armed Robbery, Burglary

Possible Sentence:
Life in prison plus 20 years to serve

Result:
Straight probation

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Charge:
Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute

Possible Sentence:10 years in prison

Result:Charges dismissed after successful Motion to Suppress

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Charge:
Rape

Possible Sentence:
Life in prison

Result:
No charges filed

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DUI Alcohol

Possible Sentence:
12 months to serve in jail and license suspension

Result:
Dismissed

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Charge:
Probation violation based on Manufacturing Marijuana

Possible Sentence:
Balance of probation to be served in custody

Result:
Dismissed

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Charge:
Burglary, Criminal damage to property (Juvenile Court)

Possible Sentence:
Up to 5 years in confinement

Result:
Not Guilty after Trial

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Comprehensive DUI Defense

If you've been arrested on charges of driving under the influence, it's very important to retain the representation of an experienced and well-trained attorney. Not only will you have to fight your charges in criminal court, but you'll also have to fight for your driver's license at a hearing with the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Working with an experienced attorney is the best way to maximize your chances of preserving your driving privileges and avoiding a criminal conviction.

Georgia DUI Laws & Penalties

A person will be arrested and charged with DUI if he or she drives with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above .08 percent. Law enforcement officials are very strict about the drinking and driving laws, and will not hesitate to place you under arrest at the slightest suspicion that you're driving with a BAC over the legal limit.
Once you've been placed under arrest, your driver's license will be confiscated, and the only way to get it back is by challenging your license suspension at a hearing.

It is important to schedule your hearing with the Georgia Department of Driver Services as soon as possible, as you only have 30 days to do so. If you do not schedule your hearing within 30 days, you will lose your right to challenge your driver's license suspension, which may ultimately cost you your driving privileges. In addition to the license suspension hearing, you will also have to appear in criminal court to address your charges. If you're found guilty of DUI by a court of law, you could be sentenced to up to one year in prison, up to $1,000 in fines, license suspension, probation, community service, and mandatory DUI classes.

Understanding Georgia's Updated DUI License Suspension Laws

Georgia DUI laws now provide 3 options to those who have been arrested for a DUI and are facing driver's license suspension. If your driver's license is going to be suspended, our firm can help determine which option may provide the greatest benefit. We can walk you through the legal process and provide knowledgeable assistance.

Under Georgia's updated DUI laws, you have 3 options when facing license suspension:

  1. Do nothing
  2. Appeal the suspension
  3. Apply for an ignition interlock device limited permit (IIDLP)

If you do nothing, your license will be suspended 46 days after you are served with the DS-1205 form. However, if you appeal the suspension, your driver's license/driving privileges will be legally pending until the hearing is resolved. You will receive a 90-day permit to drive until a final decision is made by a judge. In order to seek an appeal, you must submit a written request to the Department of Driver Services (DDS) within 30 days of being served with the DS-1205, as well as pay a $150 filing fee.

If you request an IIDLP, you will be able to drive for restricted purposes in a vehicle that has the ignition interlock device installed and functioning. You must request the IIDLP within 30 days of being served the DS-1205 form. Furthermore, you will be required to take your vehicle to the ignition interlock provider for monthly inspections. Depending on the situation, you may have the IIDLP for 4 months, or up to 1 year.

Your ability to choose between the 3 options depends on your age, license status, and driving record. Furthermore, you can only choose 1 option. This means you cannot apply for an IIDLP and appeal the suspension. At our firm, we provide informative legal services to clients facing driver's license suspension. We can analyze the factors of your case and help determine an effective legal strategy.

To learn how the updated Georgia DUI laws may affect your situation, contact us today for a free consultation.

Over Three Decades of Legal Practice

If you're looking for an experienced and aggressive Paulding County DUI lawyer to defend you in court, you've come to the right law firm. At Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC, we have more than 30 years of legal experience, and have defended countless clients throughout Paulding County, Cobb County, and Douglas County against all types of DUI charges. You can trust that we will thoroughly investigate your case, prepare a strong defense, and aggressively stand up for your rights in both criminal court and at the license suspension hearing.

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Address: 229 Buchanan Street Dallas GA 30132
Phone: (770) 505-4405