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

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      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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      Field Sobriety Tests 2017-03-03T17:38:09+00:00

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      Have you been arrested for drinking and driving? Call us today at 678-354-2290

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      Field Sobriety Tests

      Under what circumstances are field sobriety tests given? If you are pulled over by the police and the officer suspects you have been drinking he or she can ask you to take standardized field sobriety tests. These are voluntary evaluations. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) has set standards and training for officers to conduct these evaluations. The three standardized evaluations are:

      • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
      • Walk and Turn
      • One Leg Stand
      • There are other non-standardized evaluations that an officer may ask you to do. These can include:
      • Saying the partial alphabet. For example, the officer may ask you to start at “C” and go to “X”
      • Counting backward. For example, the officer may ask you to start at 73 and count backward to 51.
      • Romberg Balance
      • Estimation of time
      • Finger-to- Nose

      The officer may ask you to submit to a portable alcosensor or portable breath test (PBT). These machines test for the presence of mouth alcohol. The officer cannot testify in court as to what the number was that you blew, but he or she will see that number if you agree to take the alcosensor.

      The standardized field sobriety evaluations must be done in accordance with the NHSTA guidelines and training. If the officer does not conduct these evaluations correctly the evaluations and results could be compromised. Contact our firm if you have been arrested for DUI. Our attorneys have received extensive training on the administration of the field sobriety evaluations and can review all aspects of your case, including how the officer administered the field sobriety evaluations to you.

      If you are pulled over while driving and asked to submit to a Field Sobriety Test (“FST”), it is important to know that you are not required to take to these types of tests.

      These tests vary in their scientific weight, so they tend to be very subjective and are normally only based on the observations of the officer who is questioning you. It is likely that, if you have been asked to submit to a FST, the officer may already suspect you of DUI, in which case, asking you to take the test is just a way of establishing probable cause to arrest you.

      It is important that you do not mislead yourself into thinking that you can simply pass one of these tests and be released, since that rarely happens. With each test, the officer must look for a certain amount of clues which indicate that you have been Driving Under the Influence, whether or not you’ve actually been drinking. Even if you think you’ve done well on the FST, you may inadvertently be providing the officer with cause to arrest you.

      Although there may be certain legal consequences for refusing to submit to a Field Sobriety Test (as well as negative implications for your license), you still have the right to refuse them. Without the necessary test results, it will be difficult for the State to convict you of a DUI offence.

      These tests can be challenging even under normal circumstances, much less when a person is nervous and under pressure. Furthermore, drivers are often asked to partake in some non-standardized tests, such as having to say the alphabet backward. These kinds of tests have not been proven to accurately show whether someone has been driving under the influence or not.

      Some DUI officers have video cameras in their patrol car which records the driver taking the field sobriety test, and these tapes may be used by an attorney in your defense if you are ever wrongly charged.

      CHOOSE OUR DUI LAWYERS IF YOU WERE ARRESTED!

      Having the right attorney that is trained to look for mistakes made by the officer is critical in your defense. Here at Blevins & Hong, P.C. our attorneys have been trained in the NHTSA Standards of DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing. Mr. Blevins has performed hundreds of FSTs on intoxicated drivers while serving a police officer in Georgia and a Military Police officer in the U.S. Army. He has real world training to assist you in your case.

      Have any questions regarding field sobriety tests? Call the best DUI attorney in Cobb County and Atlanta, give our office a call today.

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