THE HARD FACTS
In this section you will learn all you need to know about DUI and Intense Defense. You will learn, if you don't already know, that DUI in Georgia is a serious offense and the costs can be staggering and the impact lifelong.
DUI Convictions in Georgia remain on your permanent criminal history forever with no provision in law for expungement. That's right. Upon conviction for a DUI, the record of the conviction will remain with you for the rest of your life and nothing can be done to remove this black mark on your permanent record. DUI is the only motor vehicle offense that shows up on the FBI's NCIC database (National Crime Information Center, Quantico, VA). Even if you move to another state, the DUI conviction will follow you to the new state.
A career Prosecutor recently claimed is harder for a Defense Lawyer to win a DUI trial than it is to win a murder or rape trial. With the system stacked against you, you can't risk having just any attorney representing you in a DUI. You want a lawyer who not only knows the law inside and out but also someone who knows the judges, prosecutors, police officers and their training and the right expert witnesses. You want the Intense Defense Attorney Elmer (Pete) Young.
Just because a law enforcement officer pulls you over and arrests you for driving under the influiencce of drugs and alcohol oesn’t mean you’re guilty. DUI Attorney Elmer (Pete) Young will firstl try to get your case dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. We can often get State’s evidence thrown out (that is, declared inadmissible). If your case goes to court, Pete Young has successfully tried DUI cases in Georgia Courtooms for many years.
Mr. Young’s success in obtaining non-DUI dispositions in his DU cases has earned him the respect of his peers and clients alike. He has been called "the" DUI lawyer in Augusta, Statesboro, Savannah, Macon and throughout East Central Georgia. Mr. Young practices "intense defense" law against the aggressive enforcement of DUI laws. He does not seek clients who merely want to plead out their cases. Many of his drunk and impaired driving cases are dismissed without the need of a Georgia DUI trial. He has even been honored by his peers National College for DUI Defense for being awarded "Most Amazing Jury Verdict."
A DUI in Georgia comes with significant consequences including jail time, heavy fines, counseling, license suspension, and more. Further, DUIs can treated as either a misdemeanor or a felony offense. If characterized as a felony, it could make it difficult obtain employment, housing or credit. The consequences of a DUI charge make it imperative that you hire a Georgia DUI Lawyer like Elmer (Pete) Young.. Don't take a chance in representing yourself or hiring a general practitioner. You need an attorne who has significant experience in Georgia DUI's in order to receive the best outcome possible.
Mr. Young has been a frequent lecturer on legal subjects, particularly Georgia DUI laws, aggressive and predatory enforcement of high income-generating statutes at various civic groups, legal seminars and public interest forums. He has appeared on a radio and television programs discussing the same topics over the years. As a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, he can immediately recognize defects in the administration of such tests and routinely observes such defects in traffic stops. Having been trained on the state’s only approved breath-testing device, CMI’s Intoxilyzer 9000, he has been sought by lawyers to explain and consult on such cases and has been qualified as such when appearing in court.
Mr. Young successfully completed a Forensic Blood and Urine Course on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, taught by world leaders in the field of forensic science . He is now listed among a select group of attorneys nationally who have completed this forensic course. He is also a graduate of and frequent attendee of the advanced drunk driving law course "Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases." He has been a guest speaker at the Defense of Drinking Drivers seminar sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. As a prominent DUI defense lawyer, Mr. Young is an active member of the National College for DUI Defense.
These are the hard facts.
Georgia Court Information and Locations
Mr. Young is admitted to practice in all District and Circuit and Federal Courts in Georgia. Mr. Young typically practices in the Georgia counties of Richmond, McDuffie, Columbia, Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Jefferson, Jenkins, Liberty and Screven.