Criminal & DUI Defense

The Trivedi Law Firm has extensive knowledge and experience defending clients charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes, ranging from simple marijuana possession, to Driving Under the Influence, all the way to major offenses like armed robbery.

A criminal matter starts with an arrest, generally at the scene of the alleged crime. From there, the police take you to jail (not prison) for Booking and Holding. 

Your first phone call should be to a person who can post bail/bond for your release. That person can either pay the full amount in Cash or put up Property as collateral. On the other hand, that person could go through a bonding company, which takes 10%-15% of the total bond (links on the right). Once you are released, or if no bond was set in your case, your number one priority is to contact me!

If you or a loved one is charged wth a criminal offense in Georgia, please do not attempt to represent yourself. The criminal system is very complex, so hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to guide and defend you through the process.  

Driving Under the Influence

Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs is a very serious misdemeanor offense, not only in Georgia, but across the county. Your first offense carries mandatory jail time, probation, license suspension, community service, fines and treatment classes. Subsequent convictions carry even higher punishments.

DUI Defense requires specialized knowledge and training in probable cause for stops, alcohol manifestations, standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs), and breathalyzer analysis.

THE 10 DAY RULE: If you refused the breathalyzer test or blew above a 0.08, your license will be confiscated, and the Department of Driver Services will suspend your license for one year. This is a "hard suspension," which means you do not get a limited driving permit. You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to appeal the suspesion. DO NOT WAIT!

If you are charged with a DUI, contact me immediately! The defense process needs to begin almost as quickly as you are released from jail.

 

DISCLAIMER: The Information contained here is for informational purposes only. This is not legal advice and may not be used as such.