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

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      First DUI or DWI Offense

      When a driver’s blood alcohol lever is above the legal limit, or if his or her physical or mental abilities are impaired, the result can be a DUI—Driving Under the Influence—legal offense, even if the individual may feel able to drive. In Georgia, for example, one alcoholic drink or two can cause the person to be over the limit, depending on how much he or she weighs, how much food they have eaten and over what period of time they have been drinking. A first DUI charge is not taken lightly. In fact it’s a felony.

      Anyone charged in Georgia with their first DUI can incur a very serious penalty should he or she be convicted. Penalties can include several possibilities such as driver’s license suspension, steep fines, a criminal record, a sharp rise in auto insurance costs, limited future professional or educational opportunities, and even jail time.

      WARNING: If you refuse a blood test or a breath test, or if you fail either of these tests, your license can be confiscated and you have only 10 days to attempt to get it back.

      First DUI Lawyer In Marietta, Georgia

      If you are charged with your first DUI in the greater area of Georgia such as Smyrna, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Powder Springs, Marietta, Lithia Springs, Kennesaw, Dallas, Atlanta, Alpharetta or Acworth, contact Richard N. Blevins, Jr.

      Attorney Richard Blevins has experience in every aspect of DUI laws in Georgia and he is dedicated to helping you with the very best results that he can accomplish on your behalf. Since 2004 his success rate stands at 91% on trial cases. For a free consultation, Call Richard N. Blevins, Jr. at 678-354-2290 when you are charged with a first DUI offense.

      Driving in Marietta While Intoxicated.

      Georgia law states that if a person is intoxicated while driving anywhere in Georgia, he or she can face charges of a first DUI offense, if they are in a public place and operating a motor vehicle.

      Georgia’s legal limit for blood alcohol is .08 and because this is not a high level, many individuals feel they are able to drive as they do not feel intoxicated, and may actually be able to drive safely at a little over that limit. Unfortunately, if their blood level goes even slightly beyond the .08 limit they will be charged with their first DUI offense, even though they do not actually appear to be drunk.

      If you find yourself in need of a Marietta DUI Lawyer, don’t waste another moment- call us today.

      Georgia’s Definition of Intoxication

      The definition of intoxication is when a person is unable to function normally or have full use of physical or mental abilities due to consuming a dangerous drug, a controlled substance, alcohol, or having any other drug or substance or combination of substances in the blood. Charges can also be brought against an individual whose blood test results in a concentration of alcohol of .08 or above.

      Any individual whose blood alcohol level is at .08 or above is considered intoxicated. That means the person will be arrested regardless of whether his or her appearance or performance appears normal.

      If you have been arrested for DUI, call Richard N. Blevins, Jr. right away.

      Motor Vehicle Operation in Georgia

      Georgia’s definition of a motor vehicle under GA. Pen Code 49.01(a) is a conveyance used for transporting people or property, with the exception of conveyances that run on stationary tracks or rails such as railroads. A person must exert actual physical control of a motor vehicle to be considered driving. That means the person must be in or near the vehicle and have the ability to operate the vehicle, whether they actually were driving when arrested.

      Marietta BAC Level – Blood Alcohol Concentration

      In Georgia, blood alcohol content or concentration is known as BAC and the legal limit is .08. This is defined as the number of alcohol grams in 210 liters of breath, 67 milliliters of urine or 100 milliliters of blood. Even a minimal of alcoholic drinks can push an individual over this low limit. As an example, if a 100 pound woman drinks one drink in an hour, she will most likely have a BAC of .05, or just below the legal limit. If she has two drinks in an hour, her BAC may reach .09, and she can be charged with DWI if driving a motor vehicle. On the other hand, a 180 pound man can drink four drinks in an hour and still have a BAC of .08, and he can be charged with DUI if he then drives a motor vehicle.

      In Georgia, a 1.5 ounce of liquor at 80 proof or a volume of 40% is considered one drink, or 5 ounces of wine (12% alcohol), or a 12 oz. beer (4.5% alcohol.)

      Georgia’s Penalties for First DWI Conviction

      In Georgia, a first DUI carries a mandatory term of 24 hours minimum in jail and a 12 months maximum jail sentence. Any other punishment can be included in a first DUI, such as the following:

      • Reporting monthly to a probation officer for 12 months
      • DUI school
      • Required attendance to an approved drug or alcohol program
      • A minimum of 40 hours of community service
      • License suspension
      • A criminal record
      • Up to a $1,000 fine
      • MADD Victim Impact Panel

      In addition, upon conviction of DUI, an individual’s driver’s license can be suspended for up to a year. The suspension date is set by the Georgia Department of Drivers Services on the conviction date

      If you are convicted of a first DUI, contact Richard N. Blevins, Jr. today for a free consultation.

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