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Examples Of Defense Strategies For DUI Homicide


DUI homicide is a serious crime in Georgia and it is a tragedy too. The unnecessary loss of life along with a life of sorrow for making an error in judgment that resulted in death are both very unfortunate. If you are being charged with vehicular homicide and you had alcohol in your system, choosing the right attorney to represent you when you go to court is critical.

At Hawkins Spizman Trial Attorneys, individuals in these situations where charges of DUI homicide are present can rest assured that they have the most experienced and connected legal team fighting on their behalf and for the best possible outcome for their case. The legal team at Hawkins Spizman has extensive knowledge of DUI homicide cases and can help you better understand what to expect throughout each step of the process all while working for you to minimize the negative repercussions and penalties you are likely facing.  Mike Hawkins is Board Certified in DUI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense, as recognized by the American Bar Association.  As of this writing, there are only 4 lawyers in Georgia who have passed the board certification exam.

Criminal Defenses for DUI Homicide

When you are working with one of the DeKalb County DUI homicide attorneys at Hawkins Spizman you will benefit from a calculated and tactical legal defense approach along with established relationships with prosecutors, judges, and law enforcement. Your charges will be thoroughly investigated to come up with the right defense strategy that improves your chances of securing the best possible outcome in your case.

Examples of DUI homicide defenses include:

  • Failure to follow field sobriety procedures yields the results inaccurate.
  • Work to exclude blood evidence from being used against the defendant.
  • A mechanical failure with the automobile is the primary reason for the incident happening and was out of the control of the driver.
  • The victim was behaving in a negligent manner and contributed to causing the accident.
  • Another driver’s behavior and actions lead to the crash happening.
  • Impairment was not the cause of the accident.
  • The accident reconstruction by the police is flawed.

One of these strategies or another may be best suited for your case and your specific situation. Your attorney will review your case and gather the information necessary to develop the strongest and most calculated method to help you secure the most favorable results for the charges you are facing.

Having charges reduced or dropped is always the goal of the legal team at Hawkins Spizman Trial Attorneys. Your future could be greatly impacted by a DUI homicide conviction that could result in many years behind bars and expensive fines. This is why having the right legal team representing you is essential.

Speak to an Atlanta DUI Homicide Attorney Today

The repercussions and penalties for DUI homicide in Georgia can be quite harsh and a conviction can change a person’s entire life. Having the strongest criminal defense strategy is necessary. To learn more about how to defend yourself against DUI homicide charges in Georgia, please call the Atlanta DUI homicide attorneys at Hawkins Spizman Trial Attorneys to schedule a free consultation at 770-685-6400.

Hawkins Spizman Trial Attorneys represent individuals charged with DUIs in Georgia including Atlanta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Johns Creek, and Sandy Springs.


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