Cumming area drivers understand the importance of driving safely and not engaging in dangerous driving activities such as texting and driving, speeding, and driving while intoxicated. But everyone makes mistakes sometimes and sometimes we are caught. It is in these situations where a legal professional can make a big impact on the outcome of the criminal matter.
Recently, a Forsyth County Sheriff detective was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. The man allegedly showed up at a public event on duty and individuals at the event reported that he appeared to be intoxicated. After an initial investigation the detective was placed on administrative leave and taken in for an alcohol test. The Office of Professional Standards completed an investigation which resulted in the detective’s job termination. He has also been arrested and charged with driving under the influence by local authorities.
When a person finds themselves facing serious criminal charges, such as driving under the influence, they can feel embarrassed and ashamed. A legal professional who is skilled in criminal defense understands what their client is going through. They can aggressively defend their client against these charges and make sure their legal rights are protected. An attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and arrest and help their client tell their side of the story. A DUI conviction can bring thousands of dollars in fines, license suspension, jail time and a ruined personal and professional reputation. These matters are too important to not have proper legal representation.
Being arrested for drunk driving is a serious matter in Forsyth County. These crimes are aggressively prosecuted, and a conviction can negatively impact a defendant’s future for many years. An attorney who specializes in DUI defense can help protect their client’s future.