The penalties for a Georgia driving under the influence (DUI) conviction can be very serious and affect the rest of your life. For this reason, there is nothing more important than mounting a strong defense if charged.

As a Georgia DUI defense law firm, we believe that there is almost never a hopeless case; we work hard to explore every option available to defend our clients. Some of our goals are to protect you by:

  • Mounting an aggressive, thorough defense on your behalf
  • Persuading the defense to either reduce the charges against you or even drop the case
  • Preserving your driving privileges
  • Keeping you out of jail


So how do we achieve our goals? Let’s take a look at some of the most common DUI defense strategies. These tactics are used throughout the country and are designed to protect your rights. Some possible DUI defenses include:

  • There is no proof that you were actually driving the car. We can challenge the charges if, for instance, we can show that you were sitting in a parking lot behind the wheel, but not moving.
  • The police officer did not have probable cause to stop you. If we can create a reasonable doubt about why you were detained, the arrest can be challenged. For example, you might feel you were stopped because of your ethnicity.
  • You did not receive the proper Miranda warnings. If these required warnings are not recited to you, or if they are said incorrectly, your defense might be able to exclude evidence.
  • The arresting officer’s evidence is incomplete or shaky. When the officer pulls you over because of the way you were driving, or handcuffs you based on field sobriety tests, his or her evidence may be challenged.
  • Witnesses saw a different scenario. Sometimes witnesses can be introduced who would testify that you seemed sober, you broke a traffic law because you were distracted, or you were not drinking before you began driving.
  •  The field sobriety tests are not accurate. For instance, if the officer did not explain the tests well enough or you have physical limitations that might interfere, the results may be invalidated.
  • The blood, breath, urine, or saliva tests results are not accurate. Challenging the accuracy as well as the administration of these tests is a common DUI defense.


If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI in north Georgia, you should consider hiring an attorney who knows the law and has experience in getting DUI charges reduced or dismissed. Contact Alpharetta DUI Attorney Scott Miller at the Law Office of Scott Miller today to set up a free initial consultation.

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