When arrested for a criminal matter in Georgia, Stephen Davis knows that individual’s freedom and livelihood are on the line. From misdemeanor DUI charges to felony charges of all kinds, individuals face the prospect of jail, loss of income or their job, loss of their driving privileges and a permanent criminal record. A DUI conviction in Georgia stays permanently on the record of the individual convicted, which makes it extremely difficult for him or her to find employment or obtain insurance. A felony drug conviction can carry severe penalties from lengthy incarceration, to probation and loss of your driver’s license. The Georgia criminal statutes can be complicated and subject to interpretation. Individuals arrested for a criminal matter in Georgia need to have an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in this area to prevent them from being unjustly convicted or to potentially have the charges reduced or dismissed. Criminal convictions have lifetime ramifications.
Stephen B. Davis helps individuals in Georgia who have been charged with a DUI and felony drug charges. He does this with grit and hard work. He has been through the legal trenches before and has felt the heat from the legal fire. But time and time again his clients benefit because of their continued effort in seeing better outcomes for his clients. And it is not uncommon for him to win the case outright for the person he represents. In fact, it is not uncommon at all.
Stephen B. Davis works closely with his clients to understand the specific circumstances of their cases, collect relevant and convincing pieces of evidence that prove their innocence, and build a tight case to present in court and convince the jury.
Depending on the specific circumstances and the nature of evidence available, Davis also tries to build a case to lessen the charges brought upon his client. In Georgia you can be charges with DUI Per Se if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is found to be in excess of .08. Many do not realize that if it is lower than .08 you may still be charges with a “DUI Less Safe.” Also, you may be charged for a “DUI drug” if there are drugs found to be in your system or an officer merely suspects that you have consumed drugs. Davis is thoroughly familiar with the probable cause required to stop your vehicle and the voluntary field sobriety examinations that are administered. In fact, many Georgians do not realize that the field examinations such as the walk and turn, the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) and the one leg stand, are in fact voluntary examinations that the officer cannot compel one to complete. You may still be arrested if you refuse the field sobriety examinations, but the State will have far less subjective evidence to attempt to use against you at a potential trial or to use in plea negotiations. The breathalyzer administered at the jail can be mandatory and a refusal can be used against you in court and used to suspend your license. Davis is familiar with the Intoxilyzer 5000, the machine currently utilized in Georgia, as well as the procedures required to make those results admissible. In the event you have been arrested for a DUI, you need to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can ensure that your rights are protected.
Davis also helps his clients deal with possible license suspensions as a result of a DUI arrest. Generally, an individual is issued a 1205 form that acts as a 30 day temporary license and their actual license is taken by the arresting officer. Although this temporary license is good for 30 days, the suspension will become automatic after those thirty days if it is not appealed within 10 days. This is why contacting an attorney immediately is so important after a DUI arrest. Davis is experienced in handling the Administrative License Suspension hearings and dealing with the Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH) in regard to license suspensions as a result of DUI arrests. To protect your driving privilege in the event of a DUI arrest, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Misdemeanor and Felony Drug Charges
There are various categories of drug charges in Georgia, including those for simple misdemeanor possession, possession with intent to distribute, drug distribution, and drug trafficking. The penalties differ for these different charges. The penalties also vary based on the type of drugs involved in the incident with the client. Some charges may be eligible for deferred adjudication, drug court or a conditional discharge.
Stephen Davis uses his vast knowledge of criminal laws in Georgia to collect evidence and prepare a case to prove his client’s innocence or convince the court to order a lesser sentence. He can do this because of his knowledge of the law and his ability to communicate with clients, prosecutors and the Court. Many drug charges stem from the use of confidential informants, pretextual stops of a car without probable cause and the search of individuals or vehicles with or without consent. Davis has experience with suppressing evidence, identifying the source of information used by law enforcement and addressing issues regarding purported consents to search. No promises or guarantees can be made regarding any specific case, but Davis can promise to utilize his knowledge and experience to investigate every possible legal defense and work tirelessly on your behalf.
Theft, Assault and Battery, Illegal Possession of a Firearm, Probation Revocations
Stephen Davis handles many types of criminal matters throughout the State of Georgia including theft by deception, theft by taking, misdemeanor and felony assault and battery, illegal possession of firearms, probation revocation hearings and others. If you have been arrested of a crime in the State of Georgia, call Stephen Davis for a free initial consultation.
Stephen Davis uses his knowledge and experience to the benefit of his clients. Davis enjoys trying cases and if your criminal case requires a trial, he looks forward to the opportunity of telling your side to a jury of your peers. He maintains a relatively light case load compared to many other attorneys in order to be able to dedicate the time and attention each case deserves. If you have been arrested for a criminal matter in Georgia, Davis can be reached at (404) 202-7777 for a free initial consultation.