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Get Rid Of DUI Charges Before They Impact Your Life

Aug 28, 2015 -- 3:09pm

Are you trying to get rid of DUI charges? If you’ve already been convicted of a DUI in Georgia, there’s no way around it. Georgia DUI laws area extremely tough, and DUI convictions cannot be expunged. Further, a DUI conviction in Georgia will never drop off your record. The best you can hope for is record restriction, in which information is not available for any purpose other than law enforcement and criminal justice proceedings. So what does that mean? It means that it’s important to find a Georgia DUI attorney to keep you from ever being convicted in the first place.

Even if you are convicted of a DUI as a juvenile, that conviction is not sealed with your juvenile record. Rather, it transfers to your adult driving record, which can’t be sealed and is always accessible to government agency inquiry. This may not seem fair, and in fact it’s a loophole that many are working to close, but for now, it’s the reality. Pre-trial diversion, in which case your case will be dismissed after you fulfill certain requirements, is one way for juvenile offenders to keep from facing a DUI conviction. This kind of program can keep the charge from remaining on your record.

In some cases, pre-trial diversion may be available to first time offenders who are not juveniles. When it isn’t, there are other techniques that DUI attorneys use to keep their clients from being convicted of a DUI:

  • A procedural defense is one type of defense used in these cases, challenging the procedures used to investigate the offense.

  • Issues involving search and seizure, probable cause, and roadblocks can be used by a skillful attorney to have a case dismissed.

Contact Attorney Ray Giudice And Get Rid Of DUI Charges Starting Today

 

What’s the best time to get rid of DUI charges? Before they have a chance to impact your life. You can do this with help from the right DUI lawyer, with recent jury trial experience, and the necessary knowledge and expertise to competently represent you in court. Atlanta based Raymond Giudice is that kind of attorney, with three decades of experience defending people charged with every type of DUI.

When you need to hire an expert who will aggressively fight to protect your rights and freedom, and do whatever it takes to achieve the best possible results for you, call the DUI lawyer Atlanta residents trust- Raymond Giudice. Contact our office (404) 554-8800, or call Ray on his cell (404) 964-4185, to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

RAY GIUDICE  

Attorney at Law

Cell: 404-964-4185

Office: 404-554-8800

E-mail: ray@rayglaw.com 

Website: http://www.raygiudicelaw.com 

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Facing Your Second DUI? Georgia Laws Are Tough For Repeat Offenders.

Aug 20, 2015 -- 1:20pm

A DUI is always a serious issue, but for a second DUI, Georgia really pulls out the stops. In 2013, Georgia laws changed regarding repeat DUI offenders, and while some restrictions were loosened, many of the penalties remain stiff. If you’re facing your second DUI charges, there are some things you need to know.

  • Serious time and money consequences can come with a second DUI conviction. You’ll face up to 12 months incarceration, along with a $1000.00 fine in addition to court surcharges. At a minimum, you’ll serve 72 hours in jail and pay a $600 fine. The other mandatory requirements? Over 200 hours of community service, DUI school, 12 months of probation, a clinical evaluation, and any recommended treatment for substance abuse.

  • If you’re convicted of a second DUI within five years of your first, you will lose your driving privileges. Your license will be suspended for at least 18 months, though you can apply for a restricted permit after 120 days, provided you’ve completed DUI school and any recommended treatment for substance abuse. This restricted permit will allow you to drive for limited purposes, but you’ll have to have an ignition interlock device installed for at least 12 months.
  • When your license is reinstated, you’ll still face repercussions. While you may be able to have your license reinstated after 18 months, the maximum penalty is three years. After you’ve had a second DUI conviction, penalties only go up. Any subsequent conviction comes with the label of habitual offender, along with much heavier consequences.
  • A second DUI conviction comes with public shaming. You’ll be required to pay a $25 fee to publish your photograph and a notice of your conviction in your county newspaper. You’ll also have to surrender the license plate of any vehicle you have registered in your name.

Attorney Ray Giudice Successfully Represents Second DUI Cases

 

The takeaway from this? If you get a DUI, fight it with every resource available. Those who aren’t convicted of a first DUI aren’t at risk for a second; if you’re facing DUI charges, do not plead guilty. Instead, find an experienced DUI attorney, with recent trial experience and the knowledge to competently represent you in court. With three decades of experience defending people charged with every type of DUI, Atlanta DUI attorney Raymond Giudice is a highly skilled professional who will do whatever it takes to achieve the best possible results for you.

Whether it’s your first time facing DUI charges, or you’ve been down this road before, you shouldn’t have to go it alone. Get the best possible help by calling Raymond Giudice, the DUI lawyer Atlanta trusts.Contact our office (404) 554-8800, or call Ray on his cell (404) 964-4185, to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

RAY GIUDICE  

Attorney at Law

Cell: 404-964-4185

Office: 404-554-8800

E-mail: ray@rayglaw.com 

Website: http://www.raygiudicelaw.com 

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Have You Been Charged With An Open Container Violation?

Aug 17, 2015 -- 11:44am

It’s easier than you might think to be accused of an open container violation. Maybe you’re taking an already opened bottle of wine with you to a friend’s house, or home from a picnic. Or perhaps you aren’t aware of the rules about open containers, and you allowed a passenger in your car to have an alcoholic beverage while you were driving. In most cases, an open container in Georgia simply adds two points to your license, which isn’t a big deal, unless you accumulate 15 or more points in the span of 2 years. If your open container violation came along with a DUI charge, however, you could be in serious trouble.

Georgia prohibits open containers in the passenger area of any vehicle that is on a public highway, and did you know the rule also applies if you’re pulled to the shoulder of a public highway? This is the type of detail you should know to avoid accidentally breaking the law. If you’re charged with a DUI, violation of the open container law makes the state’s case against you stronger, so it’s important to avoid such a violation at all costs.

Here are some facts to know about Georgia’s open container law:

  • The open container law doesn’t apply to passengers in a taxi cab, limousine, or bus. In addition, it doesn’t apply to the residential areas of a motor home or house trailer.

  • An exception is made for partially consumed wine purchased from a restaurant. The caveat here is that the restaurant must securely reseal the bottle before it’s removed from the restaurant, and give the purchaser a receipt. The bottle must be carried in a locked glove compartment or trunk, or the area behind the last row of seats in a vehicle without a trunk.
  • The open container law prohibits not only consumption, but also possession of any open alcoholic beverage container in any part of a vehicle that’s easily accessible. This includes containers in an unlocked glove compartment, and encompasses beer, wine, and distilled spirits containing one half of one percent or more of alcohol by volume.
  • Penalties are very strict for underage drinkers. For those under the age of 21, possessing an open container while operating a vehicle can result in a license suspension for 120 days. Even if the minor wasn’t driving, but was in possession of an open container, he or she can still be charged with “Minor in Possession,” which can bring with it jail time and a permanent criminal record.

Open Container Violation Expert Attorney Ray Giudice

 

If you’re facing the consequences of an open container violation in conjunction with a DUI charge, it’s time to call for help. You need to find the right DUI lawyer, who will aggressively fight to protect your rights and freedom, and who has both the necessary knowledge and expertise to competently represent you in court, and recent jury experience. Atlanta based Raymond Giudice has three decades of experience defending people charged with every type of DUI, and will do whatever it takes to achieve the best possible results for you.

Don’t face DUI and open container charges alone; call Raymond Giudice, the DUI lawyer Atlanta trusts.Contact our office (404) 554-8800, or call Ray on his cell (404) 964-4185, to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

RAY GIUDICE  

Attorney at Law

Cell: 404-964-4185

Office: 404-554-8800

E-mail: ray@rayglaw.com 

Website: http://www.raygiudicelaw.com 

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Tom Brady's Personal Emails

Aug 06, 2015 -- 2:02pm

Ray joined "The Rude Awakening " guys this morning to talk about the release of Tom Brady's personal e-mails.

Once you file a Lawsuit you open yourself up the the "discovery" process, where the opposing lawyers can subpoena documents, cell phone records, E-mails, your social media history , as well as taking under-oath depositions of you , and all potential witnesses. The Rules of Evidence allow the Lawyers to look for "relevant" evidence , or information that " might reasonably LEAD to relevant evidence" ( often called a Fishing Trip). two lessons to be learned are that in this electronic age there is little to no privacy, and , if you file a Lawsuit, be prepared to have parts of your personal and business life fully explored and possibly made public. 

 

RAY GIUDICE  

Attorney at Law

Cell: 404-964-4185

Office: 404-554-8800

E-mail: ray@rayglaw.com 

Website: http://www.raygiudicelaw.com 

 

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What is the Implied Consent Notice read at the time of DUI arrest?

Jul 31, 2015 -- 10:38am

 The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution and the Georgia Constitution provide protection against unreasonable searches of persons and property.  The state may only search a person without first obtaining a search warrant if there are “exigent circumstances” such as a possible immediate danger to the officer’s safety or the likelihood that evidence will be lost without an immediate search, or if the person consented to the search.  For decades Georgia courts have held that a DUI suspect‘s consent to the testing of his or her blood, breath or urine after the reading of the Georgia “Implied Consent Notice” (which warns of a possible driver’s license suspension upon refusing to submit to the test or upon a test result showing a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit) also waives any Fourth Amendment protection.  The Georgia Supreme Court has recognized that the constitution provides a greater degree of protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, particularly when the state is intruding beyond the surface of the body.    It is no longer sufficient to show that consent was given after a reading of the Implied Consent notice.  In order to use the results of the testing in court the state must first prove that the person charged gave actual consent amounting to a free and voluntary waiver of the driver’s right against unreasonable searches and seizures.  Williams v. State, (GA.  Case No. S14A1625, 2015) 

 

RAY GIUDICE  

Attorney at Law

Cell: 404-964-4185

Office: 404-554-8800

E-mail: ray@rayglaw.com 

Website: http://www.raygiudicelaw.com 

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Tips For Hiring DWI Attorneys

Jul 24, 2015 -- 1:49pm

DWI charges bring serious consequences, and DWI attorneys provide a valuable service. When you’re overwhelmed and unsure of how to deal with the charges levied against you, finding the right person to help you is vitally important. But how do you wade through the sea of DWI attorneys to find the right one to get you through this difficult situation?

  • Work as hard to find a DUI lawyer as you would a physician. You wouldn’t just go to any random doctor to treat a serious illness. Instead, you’d do your research, affirming the doctor’s credentials and experience before trusting the doctor with your life. Similarly, when you’re shopping DWI attorneys, you need to find out as much as you can, looking for experience, specifically jury trial experience, and knowledge of how to combat DUI charges.

  • Look in the right places. If you know someone who has successfully fought DUI charges, ask about the attorney involved in his or her case. If not, the courthouse is a good place to begin your search. Talk to bailiffs, courtroom clerks, and court reporters, because they know the reputations of a wide variety of DWI attorneys, and can help you narrow your search.
  • Don’t go general when you need specific. Sometimes, you’ll face legal issues that don’t require specific knowledge of a particular area of the law. DUI/DWI cases are not this type of issue! A good DUI attorney not only knows the law inside and out, but also has command of principles of chemistry, physics, and biology, and an understanding of the machines and practices used to gather evidence in your case.
  • Don’t think you’ve hired a magician. Good DWI attorneys will be honest about their limitations, and if your lawyer guarantees favorable results, you should suspect his trustworthiness. You want an attorney who will fight for your rights, and do the best possible job, while acknowledging that the law is not magic and that a good outcome is not a foregone conclusion. The one promise you want from your attorney is that he will do his absolute best to defend you.

Look No Further For DWI Attorneys: Contact Ray Giudice

 

If you’re shopping DWI attorneys, it’s time to consider Ray Giudice. With three decades as one ofAtlanta’s top DWI attorneys, Ray Giudice has recent jury trial experience, and the necessary knowledge and expertise to competently represent you in court. When you need to hire an expert who will aggressively fight to protect your rights and freedom, and do whatever it takes to achieve the best possible results for you, call the DUI lawyer Atlanta residents trust. Contact our office (404) 554-8800, or call Ray on his cell (404) 964-4185, to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

RAY GIUDICE  

Attorney at Law

Cell: 404-964-4185

Office: 404-554-8800

E-mail: ray@rayglaw.com 

Website: http://www.raygiudicelaw.com 

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