Criminal Defense Law firm that is passionate
about helping our clients.
Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Attorney in Cumming, GA
Serving the People of North Georgia and the Greater Atlanta Area
At The McCormick Firm P.C., we want you to know you don’t have to stress out for even one more day. Our highly-professional attorneys can answer your pressing legal questions, help ensure your rights are protected and give you practical options for effective resolutions to these problems.
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Learn more about Attorney McCormick, his background, and our services by contacting us to set up your personalized talk with him as soon as possible. Get the real and genuine professional legal care you need and deserve.
Need answers or guidance about your legal situation? Contact a Georgia lawyer near Atlanta at our Cumming office to discuss your case via our online consultation request form or by calling (678) 990-2042.
Our Areas of Service
A defense attorney or criminal defense attorney defends those who have been charged with crimes. They speak on behalf of their clients and fulfill other roles during the criminal case as well. This may include investigating, analyzing evidence, and more.
At The McCormick Firm, P.C., our Cumming criminal defense lawyer is backed by years of experience and has helped protect the rights of clients who have been charged with a crime throughout North Georgia and the Greater Atlanta Area.
Personal injury caused by a car crash encompasses many types of injuries. We commonly see injuries like whiplash, broken bones, brain injury, paralysis, bruising, and lacerations in car accident situations. In these cases, the damages you may be owed are not limited to physical damage but also emotional and mental impairments.
If you’re in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, it’s crucial that you seek legal help. The sooner, the better because this will give your lawyer a better chance to build a strong case and win.
Highly-Reputable with Proven Success
If you are looking for genuine care, competence, and advocacy, we urge you to look no further than The McCormick Firm, P.C. Our Atlanta lawyers look forward to helping you through your case.
What Happens if I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test?
Refusing a Breathalyzer test will likely result in having your license suspended or even face jail time. The prosecutors may still base a potential DUI/DWI charge on other evidence collected at the scene, including officer observations, or the results of a field sobriety test. Also, your refusal may be used against you in any possible trial.
Driving on our nation’s road is considered a privilege, not a right. Therefore, states can suspend or revoke your driver’s license, levy fines, or even put you in jail for not submitting to a BAC test when suspected of a DUI.
Turns out that under “Implied Consent Laws,” drivers have implicitly consented to a BAC test in exchange for a driver’s license. Bottom line, if you refuse a Breathalyzer, you will surrender your driving privileges, for 12 months. Those with past DUI convictions can face even longer suspensions or even jail time. Of course, some may conclude that the penalty for refusing a BAC test is less severe than a third or fourth DUI conviction, so it really depends.
“No-Refusal” Enforcement: The state can force suspects drunk drivers to submit to testing under the authority of a warrant. Refusing a warrant-ordered BAC test can result in serious contempt charges, and the police can just draw a blood test by force.
What About the 30 Day Rule?
The 30 day rule comes into play if you refused to take a urine, blood or breath test. If this is the case in your situation, you are looking at a one year suspension of your driver’s license. You can avoid this by requesting a hearing to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, which must be handwritten. If you do not make this request within 30 business days of your arrest, then your Georgia driver’s license will be suspended automatically.
What if the Arresting Officer Did Not Read Me My Miranda Rights?
However, if you have been placed into custody, interrogated, and not issued a Miranda warning any incriminating statements you make will not be admissible in the court of law. It is always a good idea to contact an Cumming Georgia DUI lawyer if you have any questions regarding Miranda rights or any other facet of DUI law.