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Protecting Clients’ Futures For Nearly 30 Years

The Georgia justice system takes criminal charges incredibly seriously. If you are convicted of an offense, you stand to lose out on housing opportunities, educational opportunities and career opportunities. To shield your future from the impact, work with a criminal defense firm such as Welsh Law, LLC.

Since 1993, attorney Michael Shane Walsh has represented clients in Atlanta and throughout the state with a variety of challenging legal issues, including criminal charges. He can defend you skillfully from a variety of crimes, including:

  • Drunk driving
  • Drug possession, manufacture or trafficking
  • Assault and battery
  • Theft
  • Harassment and stalking
  • Internet crimes
  • Weapons charges

Frequently, Michael helps his clients by negotiating a beneficial plea bargain with the district attorney’s office. If the best course of action is a trial, then Michael is prepared to defend you fiercely before a judge or jury.

What Are The Penalties For DUI?

Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the most common of all criminal charges. It involves operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of over .08%. Even though DUI is a common charge, you should not underestimate its severity. The court will not hesitate to impose harsh penalties such as:

  • Fines of $300 to $5,000
  • Community service of 20 hours to 30 days
  • Probation for 12 months
  • Driver’s license suspension or revocation
  • Jail time of 90 days to 12 months

First-time offenders receive less severe consequences. Repeat offenders face much harsher sentences, including the permanent loss of their driving privileges. As you can see, it is critical to hire a criminal defense lawyer like Michael who can protect your rights.

Receive The Skilled Defense You Need

It is of utmost importance to contact Welsh Law, LLC, quickly, as the state is likely already developing its case against you. For assistance from an experienced attorney, reach out to Michael. Call his office at 404-476-2404 or send him an email to set up your initial consultation.