LAW FIRM of
Floyd M. Buford, Jr.
Specializing in DUI Criminal Defense
We don’t judge you. We don’t lecture you. We defend you.
DUI's in Georgia are a serious offense. Don't delay in getting an Attorney that's defended hundreds of DUI clients in Macon and Middle Georgia successfully.
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs & Alcohol
DUI stands for driving under the influence. DWI stands for driving while intoxicated. DUI refers to a driver who is operating a vehicle after consuming drugs or alcohol. In some cases, even prescription drugs qualify. DWI generally refers to a driver under the influence of alcohol.
The state of Georgia does not differentiate between DUI and DWI. In Georgia the term DUI is used because it encompasses the use of both drugs and alcohol. A Georgia driver with a BAC of .08 or greater is automatically charged with DUI. However, if a driver’s ability is impaired, he may be charged with Georgia DUI even if he has a BAC lower than .08.
Driving Under the Influence Penalties
An arrest for a DUI in Georgia carries serious consequences that you should consult a criminal defense DUI lawyer. Individuals charged with a DUI face time in jail, suspension or revocation of their driver’s license, expensive fines, required alcohol screening and education courses. Georgia Law now mandates vehicle interlock devices for drivers convicted of certain offenses.
Your Timing is Critical. If you are charged with a DUI in Georgia, you have 30 days to decide on whether to appeal your automatic license suspension or install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. This decision should not be made without first consulting with a top-rated Georgia DUI Attorney. Your Best Defense Begins Here!
How Driving Under the Influence can cost you your job or career.
Even if you've only been convicted of a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge instead of a felony, your job prospects might be narrowed. Many employers ask whether you've been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, and most who ask run background checks to help them find the right candidates.
It is Possible to Defeat a DUI
There are strategies that we can use to fight a DUI which will be dependent on the details of your case. Contact us to learn your options.
At the Law Office of Floyd M. Buford, DUI Defense Attorney, I focus on successfully defending DUI cases in all Georgia courts. I understand what is on the line when you are facing DUI charges. You risk losing your job, career, driver’s license, your ability to travel and the ability to provide for your family; not to mention a massive amount of punishment that the court and district attorney typically seek, which can be financially crushing and humiliating. With over 35 years in representing DUI defense clients, I have the experience and knowledge of the prosecutorial system. I know the inner workings of the prosecutor’s office, their undisclosed policies, and how they try to rack up as many convictions as possible. I began my own law firm to utilize that expertise and experience and to even the playing field for those stuck in a criminal justice system. As I often say, the best way to beat the prosecutor is to hire a better DUI attorney.