Question: I have a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and I was arrested for DUI while riding it in Gwinnett County. I was on I-85 and I got stopped for weaving. The Gwinnett County policeman said I was not maintaining my lane.
I was coming home from a night out and we hit some bars in Lawrenceville like McCray's Tavern and Olde Towne Tavern & Grille. I had some food, a few beers and a few shots of liquor. I wasn't really drunk. I did have a buzz.
I did what the cop asked. I took all the field tests and I did a breath test. At the station I took a breath test and I got a .156.
I love riding my motorcycle and I really don't drink that much. I guess that night I just had too much to drink.
I need to know if punishments are greater if you are riding a bike. I have heard that the punishments for DUI are higher if you are riding a motorcycle.
T.P. in Lawrenceville
Answer: No need to worry about that, sentences under Georgia law for DUI make no distinction between someone operating a car or a motorcycle. The potential punishments are the same.
We have handled many DUI cases for motorcycle riders. Actually, we have helped riders of diverse brands of bikes including: Harley-Davidson, BMW, Ducati, Victory, Indian, Triumph and a number of others. We have even recently successfully defended an owner of an antique Harley against a DUI charge.
When you need a Gwinnett County DUI lawyer, we're here for you. Just call us at 678-215-4106. We can help.
Let our experience and knowledge of the court system help you. Our real life experience includes having served as a Magistrate Judge, an Assistant Attorney General and as an Assistant County Attorney.
So when you need the services of a Lawrenceville DUI attorney, make attorneys William H. Sherman and Valerie W. Sherman your first choice!