Have You Been Charged with DUI in Roswell, GA? Call Attorney Melanie Ellwanger 24/7 at (404) 803-3105
Why You Must Contact a Roswell, GA DUI Attorney Immediately
Failing to hire a knowledgeable Roswell, GA DUI attorney as soon as you have been arrested for DUI can bring a number of negative consequences. Failing to hire an experienced Roswell, GA DUI attorney can multiply those negative consequences exponentially. Too many people believe an attorney is an attorney. They listen to a friend, relative, or friend of a friend who “knows of” an attorney. If that attorney does not defend Georgia DUI cases on a regular basis and does not have a history of DUI “wins,” the chances of a positive outcome is significantly reduced. It is extremely important to choose a highly experienced Roswell, GA DUI attorney for your defense.
Melanie Ellwanger has experience as both a prosecuting attorney and defense attorney. She is especially familiar with the Roswell, GA court system as a former candidate for Municipal Court Judge of Roswell. Melanie has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine in the area of DUI defense in 2013, 2014, and 2015. This award is for attorneys under age 40 and fewer than 2.5% of attorneys ever receive the Rising Star designation. Additionally, she has achieved a 10/10 “SUPERB” ranking on lawyer ranking website Avvo.com. Melanie’s unique experience and achievements distinctly qualify her to handle your DUI case.
Potential Penalties for a Roswell, GA DUI
If you have been charged with a Roswell, GA DUI, you are potentially facing many negative, long-term penalties and consequences. Criminal penalties for a first-time Georgia DUI conviction include:
- Fines ranging from $300 to $1,000;
- Twelve months’ probation;
- Jail time from 10 days to a year (all but 24 hours could be commuted);
- Driver’s license suspension for up to a year;
- Alcohol and drug evaluation;
- A minimum of 40 hours community service, and
- Mandatory completion of DUI School or the Risk Reduction Program.
Challenging Your Roswell, GA DUI Charges
Melanie Ellwanger knows avoiding a DUI conviction should be your first priority. Such a conviction can lead to long-term repercussions associated with your criminal record, your personal life and your professional reputation. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, your Roswell, GA DUI attorney can review the evidence against you, searching for errors which can lead to a challenge of the charges. Some potential challenges include:
- A DUI stop made without reasonable cause;
- An illegal search of person or vehicle;
- Inaccurate field sobriety test results;
- Inaccurate Breathalyzer results;
- Malfunctions of Breathalyzer machine, and
- Failure to Mirandize.
It is extremely important you contact Melanie Ellwanger as soon after your Roswell, GA arrest as possible. Melanie has an impressive record in DUI defense, and will afford your case the attention and professionalism it deserves. Melanie represents DUI clients in Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs. She is very familiar with the DUI courts and judges in those areas. In Roswell, GA, those accused of DUI will appear before:
Honorable Brian Hansford
38 Hill St., Suite 200, Roswell, GA 30075.
Don’t Wait—Contact Roswell, GA DUI Lawyer Melanie Ellwanger Today!
Your Questions Answered, Your Rights Protected
404-803-3105 or Melanie@hiremelaw.com