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Defending Your Rights In Intoxicated Driving Cases

Many drivers mistakenly feel they have no choice but to plead guilty if they are stopped and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). Police are now on the alert for motorists who may not have consumed alcohol but are impaired by illegal or even prescription drugs taken at the indicated dosage (hence the charge of driving while impaired, or DWI). However, few DUI or DWI cases deserve an automatic guilty plea. W. Bartlett Barnwell, P.C., based in Dalton and serving clients across northwestern Georgia, has 20 years of experience defending those charged with DUI/DWI or other traffic violations. He is directly available to his clients via mobile phone at all times and takes the time to listen to the circumstances that led to your arrest. 

Defenses Against DUI Charges

Mr. Barnwell is skilled at analyzing the state’s case against you. Due to his many years of experience, he can efficiently assess the following and incorporate what he finds into your defense strategy:

  • Whether the police had reasonable probable cause to stop you on suspicion of intoxicated driving based on your behavior
  • Whether field sobriety tests were administered properly and whether you have conditions that might influence your results on those tests
  • Whether breath, blood or urine tests of your blood alcohol content were administered properly and analyzed correctly

Even if the evidence against you is irrefutable, our attorney will search for options that may lead to reduced consequences for you, such as a substance abuse treatment program or a reduced charge. 

Other Charges We Can Help You With

Beyond DUI/DWI charges for adult clients, our firm also handles other alcohol- and drug-related charges, including:

  • Open container
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Underage DUI

We understand some charges are the result of a bad decision or peer pressure, especially when minors are involved. We listen without judgement and work to find solutions that minimize the consequences of your charges down the road. 

Call Today For A Case Consultation

It is important to act quickly to preserve your driving privileges after a DUI/DWI, and to mount a strong defense to the charges against you. Call our office in Dalton at 706-770-6459 or use our online intake form to set up an appointment with our attorney.