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DUI Attorneys Fighting Charges in NW Georgia

Thousands of Americans are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs each year.  For many, it comes down to a simple lapse in judgment.  For others, it’s an indication of difficult issues that they may be dealing with at the time (e.g. divorce, financial stress, loss of a loved one).  Whatever the reason for your DUI arrest, it’s incredibly important to make the right decisions from this moment forward.  And the first one is to hire the best DUI attorney you can find and afford.

Experienced Georgia DUI Lawyers

The DUI defense team at J. M. Heller, Attorney at Law, P.C. represents clients in cases across northern judgment including the counties of Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Bartow, Paulding and others.  We also routinely handle drunk driving charges brought by city law enforcement agencies such as Woodstock, Canton, Marietta, Kennesaw and Cumming.  Unlike many criminal defense law firms, our attorneys regularly go to trial on DWI cases because prosecutors are unwilling to reduce charges or offer a fair resolution to the matter.  As you evaluate which DUI law firm is the best one for your case, we strongly encourage you to ask about the number of DUI trials a lawyer has done recently.  It’s very important, and will most likely impact the result you obtain.

Types of DUI Cases

Every DUI case is different.  This is true not only with respect to the substance that caused the impairment, but also to the vehicle operated and severity of the charges.  In the past two decades alone, our experienced drunk driving attorneys have handled cases involving:

  • Alcohol impairment
  • Illegal drug impairment
  • Legally prescribed drug impairment
  • Boats, motorcycles and off-road vehicles
  • First, second and third offenses
  • Vehicular homicide charges
  • Property damage
  • Child endangerment charges
  • Commercial driver’s licenses (CDL)
  • Out-of-state drivers
  • Accidental or unknown ingestion

The result in your case – including jail time, fines, court costs, and driving privileges – will depend largely on how solid your defense is against the claims made by police and prosecutors.  An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to conduct an independent investigation to uncover any mitigating circumstances that will affect both the prosecutor’s opinion of the case and those of jurors if a trial is necessary.

Next Steps to Put Your DUI Arrest Behind You

If you or a loved one is facing DUI charges in northern Georgia, contact the Heller Law Firm today.  Former Marine Corps trial attorney Jeff Heller will talk with you about your case to determine if our firm is a good fit for your defense.  But don’t delay.  There are timelines that apply in cases involving impaired driving that are important for protecting your rights.  We can be reached at 770-345-1130 or via email at  All information is kept confidential whether you hire our firm or not.

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