Attorney Richard Blevins

Cobb County DUI Lawyer

    • Attorney Richard Blevins
    • Prior Law Enforcement Experience
    • Former Prosecutor/ Former Police Officer
    • Google Top Rated Attorney

    Attorney Soo Hong

    Cobb County DUI Lawyer

      • Attorney Soo Hong
      • 2015 Ross Adams Younger Lawyer Award
      • 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star

      Highest Reviewed Law Firm

      Gauramohan Kashalikar
      Gauramohan Kashalikar
      04:11 01 Mar 17
      I was shattered with the overwhelming charge in my otherwise immaculate 40 years of life. While desperately browsing the internet for good attorney, I came across Mr. Blevins profile, who back then had received 5 stars rating from 50 folks. That’s an outstanding rating to trust anyone. With that background, I went to him to handle my case. Mr. Blevins met all my expectations and indeed did an incredible job & brought the case a desirable outcome for me and got my life back on track. During my interactions with him I realized that he has a ton of experiences and knows the GA law in and out. He is also very well connected within the GA law community. He is prompt & supportive and drives the case pretty well. With a great pleasure & honor, I would like endorse him with yet another 5 star. I strongly strongly strongly recommend him!read more
      James Saxon
      James Saxon
      00:16 21 Jan 17
      I retained Mr. Blevins to represent me for a misdemeanor affray charge and he got the charges dismissed. He was very receptive, very open, available (shared his personal cell with me for any after hour questions), and effective. He communicated well and efficiently. Would certainly recommend him to everyone. Cost was very reasonable and definitely worth the value.read more
      Steve K
      Steve K
      21:01 28 Dec 16
      Richard Blevins did a GREAT job for us on two cases. On one case he was able to minimize the impact of a DUI charge. He was able to get the other case dismissed after we followed his recommendations prior to our court date. He’s very knowledgeable and familiar with what needs to be done to handle your case. I highly recommend hiring him.read more
      Eric Long
      Eric Long
      17:40 24 Jan 17
      The best DUI attorneys in all Cobb County! I spoke with various other attorneys but was impressed with the level of professionalism and promptness of attorney Richard Blevins. His experience is felt instantly as we appeared in court and everyone knew him. Thank you Richard for saving my license.read more
      Sadiq Fazel
      Sadiq Fazel
      16:07 13 Oct 16
      GREAT LAWYER; OUTSTANDING LAW FIRM AND BEYOND COMPARISON Richard Blevins Jr. had my best interest in mind from the moment I met with him through the months that we worked together. He WILL work for you and will use his extensive knowledge and network of the legal system to get you the best outcome. His office staffs were very responsive and would communicate and send me all the documents throughout the court proceedings. Mr. Blevins would also directly call and communicate with you to keep matters aligned and up-to-date. Listen to him, trust his advice, and do what he says as he has the expertise and confidence to tackle your case. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. Blevins to anyone who finds themselves in a difficult situation. He is the best lawyer in Cobb County and one of the BEST in Georgia!read more
      Dan Tuttle
      Dan Tuttle
      17:06 27 Mar 17
      Selecting an attorney is something we don’t do often and it can be an intimidating process. For me, there are 4 important questions to keep in mind: 1. How knowledgeable is the attorney and will they be able to identify all the possible options for your situation? 2. How honest and transparent will the attorney be with you on the possible outcome of your situation? 3. Will the attorney work hard and stay persistent to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation? 4. What will the legal representation cost? I can testify that Richard Blevins of Blevins & Hong is extremely knowledgeable on the law and in our case, could identify options that we didn’t even know existed. He was honest about the unlikelihood of the best outcome but was willing to work hard to try to achieve that for us at a very reasonable cost. In our case, Richard was able to make the improbable best outcome a reality. Richard’s knowledge of the law, experience in the courtroom, hard work and commitment to resolving the case in our best interest were the keys to our success. Choosing the right attorney can be a difficult decision, make the right choice and give Richard Blevins a call. You will be glad you did, I certainly am.read more
      Joyce Evans
      Joyce Evans
      21:02 09 May 17
      Attorney Blevins is a dynamic negotitator... skilled lawyer,...he was able to keep my husband from going to jail for driving with suspended driver's license (numerous tickets and a long standing case history in Cobb County with suspensions) but his attorney was patient,steadfast, and HONEST .Attorney Blevins was so impressive,even the Judge commended him for doing a GREAT JOB !!read more
      Ethan Kimbrough
      Ethan Kimbrough
      16:30 10 May 17
      Richard is excellent to work with. As a former law enforcement officer, Richard has incredible knowledge and his work ethic sets him apart from other legal experts. He took the time to explain all aspects of my situation to me and genuinely cared about the outcome of my case. I recommend him and his team to anyone. Richard and his team gave me the confidence I needed during all phases of my case. You won't find a more attentive, tenacious attorney.read more
      Charles Paul
      Charles Paul
      14:44 16 May 17
      Had an unfortunate situation occur at the top of 2016 that surely would've followed me throughout the entirety of my professional career. Attorney Soo Hong was a true God send. Ms. Hong was professional, courteous and very knowledgeable. I was almost certain that even with legal counsel my situation could only be lessened but not totally relieved. I'm not sure how she managed but to my surprise my case was dismissed a few days ago. Even so she has still been available to answer lingering questions and help with advice. My five star rating is an understatement if you ask me. Money well spent.read more
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      Blood Alcohol Concentration 2017-03-03T15:50:35+00:00

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      In the State of Georgia, there are heavier penalties for higher levels of alcohol found in the bloodstream. Georgia is converting to the Intoxilyxer 9000 and all law enforcement agencies should use be using the by the end of 2015. The breath testing unit used in the state is the Intoxilyzer 5000. When drug use is suspected, there may be a required blood test to help law enforcement to identify the substance in the bloodstream. In either case, the testing must be carefully and correctly administered to get a result that can be used in court. If law enforcement has failed to correctly administer the BAC test, the accused has a much higher chance of having the charges dropped. Find out more about blood alcohol concentration and testing by contacting our legal team at Blevins & Hong, P.C.

      Our legal team has unusual qualifications and a great deal of criminal defense experience. Attorney Richard Blevins formerly served as a Cobb County Assistant District Attorney and as the Assistant Solicitor General. When you are facing charges, you want to be certain that you have a highly experienced Marietta criminal defense attorney on your side. We are proud of our results in court and we urge you to contact us to discuss the issue of BAC and the DUI charges you face.

      BAC LEVELS AND CHARGES

      There are different levels of blood alcohol concentration allowed for different types of drivers. An underage driver cannot register at .02% or higher. This is termed a “zero tolerance” policy that state legislators enacted to reduce the numbers of underage drivers consuming alcohol in any amount. A driver with a regular license cannot register at .08% or higher. A commercial driver cannot register at .04% or higher while operating a bus, commercial truck or other similar vehicle. There are increased penalties for higher levels of alcohol found in the blood, either in breath or blood tests. If you register at .15 or above, you will face more severe DUI penalties, including higher fines, longer periods of incarceration and the requirement to complete a program intended to resolve serious drinking problems. Confiscation of your own vehicle could take place under certain circumstances. If you were arrested and charged with DUI and your BAC level was at .15 or higher (termed extreme or aggravated DUI), it is necessary to act very quickly if you are hoping to avoid serious consequences.

      MINORS IN VEHICLES

      If you are found to be above the legal limit and there is a minor in your vehicle, you will be facing more serious criminal charges. Traveling at an excessive speed with a BAC level at or above .08%, could mean you will be in more serious legal trouble as well. There is little doubt that the BAC level that is found in your system is the most important piece of evidence that the prosecutor has against you. Whether this evidence was gathered legally, or whether the unit used had been correctly calibrated and maintained is an issue that should be evaluated on an immediate basis. When the testing is improperly administered, a false reading can be the outcome. Don’t take any chances if you are facing DUI charge in the Marietta area.

      You need quality legal help and you need it on an immediate basis. At our firm, we take our duty to our clients very seriously. We know the ramifications our clients will face if convicted. You can trust our highly qualified DUI defense team to take action to help you to fight to reduce the damage, and when a case dismissal is possible, we will fight for it for you. There are countless cases in which an individual could have been acquitted or had their charges dismissed, but did not call our firm to review the case before pleading guilty and taking the penalties. Allow yourself every option and find out what can be done for you. Find out more about your case with a free case evaluation or contact a Marietta DUI lawyer from our team!

      Most people believe that analysis of blood offers the most reliable way of determining the blood alcohol concentration for someone facing a DUI. However, while this certainly makes sense, the actual collection of the blood sample as well as its preservation and analysis methods can have a direct impact on the test’s accuracy. An experienced DUI attorney will be able to explain how these factors can affect your case.

      Blood Test vs. Breath Test

      Once an individual has been arrested and charged with DUI, the officer involved should advise them that they have a right to choose between a breath test and a blood alcohol test. While it is common that police officers try to encourage individuals to choose the breath test rather than blood testing, you have a right to request a blood draw; unless, of course, there is no way blood can safely be drawn without facing a significant delay. This is something you should discuss with your attorney as it involves important evidence.

      After the arrest, the DUI subject is typically transported to the police station or a local hospital, medical clinic or jail facility for their blood to be drawn. In Georgia, the law requires that the person doing the blood draw have appropriate training and be certified, like a nurse or phlebotomist. The blood must be drawn using a method that is medically approved and it must be witnessed by the officer. After the blood has been drawn, the sample will either be retained in the custody of the facility where the blood was drawn or it can be released to the arresting police officer for placement in an evidence locker or under refrigeration awaiting crime lab intervention who will collect the evidence. An experienced attorney will ensure the right processes were followed.

      Once blood leaves the human body, it begins to immediately degrade. In an attempt to slow down this process of degradation in the blood evidence, there is a pre-determined amount of preservative or anti-coagulant placed in the evidence test tubes. It is important that the technician conducting the blood draw shake the tube vigorously in order to mix the preservative with the blood sample; otherwise, the blood sample might start to degrade, ferment or clot, making it impossible to conduct a reliable analysis of the sample.

      When the crime lab receives the blood, a small amount is extracted from the vial. Two separate tests are performed on the blood and the final results are averaged to determine the final concentration of blood alcohol. Your attorney will use this information to determine the best way to proceed with your case.

      Have questions regarding blood alcohol concentration? Call today for free consultation. At Blevins & Hong, P.C., our DUI team are experts in evaluating all phases of blood testing. We have the training and experience to review not only the method used to draw the blood, but also the method used in maintaining and testing the sample. When you need an experienced DUI attorney, you can count on us to provide the best defense.

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