If you have been arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Houston County, you probably have many questions about jail, your job and what to do next. The situation is difficult to resolve though there is hope with professional legal guidance. Houston County DWI Lawyer Ann Parman will sit down with you to review the charges filed against you. She will answer your questions and give you honest legal advice. Attorney Ann Parman practices criminal law defense with a focus on helping those accused of impaired or drunk driving in Houston County.
- Over 21 years of experience in DWI defense
- Certified in DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, DWI Trial Techniques, and Mastering Scientific Evidence
- Receiver of Clients Choice Award for 2013
- Superb AVVO rating and long-history of acheiving results for her clients
She will help you with all aspects of a DWI defense, including trying to stop the suspension of your driver’s license, building an effective defense strategy and preparing for trial if necessary. Her knowledge of Georgia DWI laws, courtroom experience and the commitment to fight until everything possible has been done will make a difference in the disposition of your case. Perry, GA DWI Attorney Ann Parman wants to help you get the best possible result.
Call for a Free Consultation
Houston County DWI Lawyer Ann Parman will review your case for free. Once she better understands the details of your situation she will be able to discuss her fee and outline your legal options – all before you agree to hire her.
To schedule a consultation with Attorney Parman, call (478) 845-6777 or fill out the secure, online form to the left. There is no further obligation and the first meeting is free, so act now.
About Georgia DWI/DUI
Georgia law defines the act of drunk driving as driving under the influence. The offense can also be referred to as driving while intoxicated or DWI.
Impairment can be charged based on physical evidence, like having a blood alcohol content at or above 0.08%. This is called a ‘per se’ DWI. Note that a law enforcement officer can initiate an arrest without a BAC test or even when a driver’s BAC is below 0.08%. All that is legally required is the suspicion that you are driving a vehicle in a less safe manner when charging a simple ‘DWI’.
Impairment can be from alcohol, prescription drugs or illegal drugs. A ‘DWI Drugs’ arrest applies to those impaired by drugs, including marijuana, metabolites or controlled substances.
Other DWI related charges include ‘DWI Child Endangerment’ where a minor under the age of 14 years of age is in the vehicle at the time of arrest and ‘Commercial License DWI’ where there the threshold for intoxication is lowered to a BAC of 0.04%.
Loss of Driver’s License
Immediately following an arrest for drunk driving in Georgia, two cases will be filed against you. One is the criminal case that is resolved in the courts. The second is a civil case brought by the Department of Driver Services seeking to suspend your driver’s license.
You have the right to request an administrative review hearing with the DDS and challenge the suspension process. You have, however, only 10 days from the date of your arrest to submit the correct paper work and the required fee. If you do not do so, your license will be automatically suspended with no right to appeal.
While separate from the criminal DWI case, the license hearing is still complicated and involves testimony and presentation of evidence. Having legal representation will not only improve the chances of saving your license, it will give Houston County DWI Attorney Ann Parman an opportunity to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s case when it comes to the criminal charges.
To see if your driving privileges can be saved, contact Georgia DWI Lawyer Ann Parman.
Penalties for DWI in Georgia
The penalties associated with a Georgia DWI are based on the type of DWI you are charged with and your blood alcohol content at the time of arrest. An offense will usually result in fines, jail, loss of driver’s license and community service. Depending on details of the arrest, you may also be subject to mandatory enrollment in an abuse risk reduction program, a clinical evaluation and monitored probation.
The severity of the penalties increases with two or more arrests for driving while intoxicated in Houston County within a 10 year period. Besides longer jail sentences and steeper fines, you risk revocation of driver’s license, announcement of your arrest in the local newspaper, the necessity of installing an ignition interlock device in your vehicle and ultimately the seizure of your license plates.
Because of the long-term impact of a DWI, you should fight the charges. Do not risk your future though with an attorney who will plead you guilty or accept a prosecutor’s first offer. Houston County Georgia DWI Attorney Ann Parman will work hard to get your case dismissed or the consequences of the DWI minimized.
About Attorney Ann E. Parman
Ann E. Parman
743 Walnut St. Suite 201Macon
, GA 31201
Call (478) 845-6777
Houston County Criminal Defense Lawyer Ann E. Parman understands the personal impact of a DWI arrest. She will have your interests in mind as she works to protect your rights and seek the best solution for you. She will treat you with respect, be available at all times to answer your questions, and keep you informed of developments throughout the handling of your case.
Attorney Ann Parman has successfully defended hundreds of clients charged with criminal DWI/DUI and she has won many license suspension hearings. Her working relationship with local judges, prosecutors and court personnel gives her a good feel for how to proceed with a defense strategy and know when she has reached a fair resolution.
Perry DWI Lawyer Ann Parman has been awarded the Hugh Q. Wallace Award by the Macon Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Judy B. Davenport Award by the Macon Bar Association and Georgia Legal Services.
Attorney Ann Parman continues to develop her legal skills by attending national legal education seminars that focus on DWI defense, scientific DWI arrest issues and emerging defense strategies.
Get the Help You Need
Time is very important for a successful defense against a DWI in Houston County, Georgia. Your license will be suspended in just a few days and the police and prosecutor have the advantage of already building their case against you. Don’t delay. Contact DWI criminal defense lawyer Ann Parman and put a legal advocate in your corner. Call (478) 845-6777 or complete the consultation request form to the left.