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Be Smart. Don't Drink & Drive!

Tis' the season

The Holiday Season is upon us! This time of year is always exciting filled with festivities and events all around Georgia! During the holiday season, many people choose to drink and celebrate. If you decide to partake in this activity, please make sure you have somebody else drive you home. This will ensure your safety as well as the well-being of others who are on the road this evening. We have compiled a list of drunk driving alternatives in Atlanta, Georgia for your convenience:

Uber Uber gives you the possibility to order a driver to bring you home from anywhere in Atlanta. If you do not use Uber already, you can download it from the app store on your mobile device. Be sure to add your payment information in advance to make it easier while securing a ride tonight. Prices are determined based on what kind of vehicle you request as well as the distance traveled. It is important to note that prices tend to be higher during the holidays.

Lyft Lyft is another application that can pick you up anywhere. If you do not already have the app, download it to your smartphone and add your payment information. This will make it easier while securing a ride tonight. Prices are calculated based on the type of vehicle that picks you up and how far you are from home. Keep in mind that there will be a surge in prices because of the holiday's.

Penalties for DUI in Georgia are related to the number of prior offenses:

When someone has a first DUI in Georgia they may face the following potential penalties:

  • 12 months of probation

  • A minimum fine of $300 plus court costs and surcharges

  • Between 1 - 10 days in jail, which many times can be waived

  • At least 40 hours of community service

  • Substance abuse counseling

  • Attendance of the DUI Risk Reduction School (commonly referred to as DUI School)

  • Drivers License Suspension, with a limited permit to drive

What did not make it to the list above, is the penalty of guilt, and sometimes grief. Any harm done to another driver or pedestrian when you are under the influence can and will change your life. Call a cab or a rideshare company and PREPARE!

Because we care!

We are experienced attorneys dedicated to using our legal services to fight for victims of accidents. We provide high-quality legal representation to every one of our clients. Every client is treated with personal attention and compassion. We help our clients receive proper compensation.

Many people do not understand the thousands of dollars they leave on the table by not fighting their case properly. We help our clients receive proper compensation for their pain and suffering as well as get the medical treatment they deserve. Our services are on a contingency basis, therefore we do not receive payment unless we win your case.

If you choose to work with our team, we will fight to make sure that the person or entity responsible for your injuries is held accountable. In Georgia, the law allows you only a limited amount of time to file your personal injury claim - meaning it is extremely important to hire an attorney as soon as possible after an accident has occurred.

If you need a reliable personal injury attorney, contact us right away.​​ We are available 24/7, including holidays, for your free consultation. Call us 24/7 at 770.365.7556.


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