Mr. Hammond served
in Afghanistan and Iraq,
where he received 9 medals including a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He has been practicing law since 1996 with an exclusive focus on military law, criminal law, and family law.

DUI Defense

Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence?

If you have been arrested for DUI/DWI, call a lawyer as soon as possible. The prosecution builds its case from day one. Calling an experienced Augusta DUI attorney early gives you and your lawyer time to prepare a strong defense against the drunk driving charges. At the Augusta, Georgia, Law Offices of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates, we take action as soon as you call us.

When the Stakes Are High, Trust Our Criminal Defense Attorneys

As experienced Augusta DUI lawyers, we know that the consequences of a drunk driving conviction can be steep in Georgia. Georgia DUI laws are strict, and they are rigorously enforced. Penalties for a first-offense DUI conviction can include:

  • Costly fines up to $1,000
  • Driver’s license suspension for up to one year
  • Jail time up to one year
  • Other consequences

Penalties increase exponentially with each repeat DUI offense.

When you are facing accusations of drunk driving, we prepare a strong DUI/DWI defense. Call 706-993-2785 to discuss how our drunk driving defense lawyers can help.

At the Law Offices of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates, our Augusta DUI lawyers pay close attention to every part of your case to make sure that the police didn’t do anything illegal or anything that violated your rights. We make sure that they had a valid reason to stop you and a valid reason to think that you might have been drinking. We frequently challenge the Breathalyzer test and your alleged blood alcohol content (BAC), and other police actions.

What if I refuse a Breathalyzer?

In Georgia, Breathalyzer refusal can be a bad idea. If you refuse the Breathalyzer, you are presumed to be guilty of DUI. You then have to fight that presumption in court. Additionally, breath test refusal can result in administrative driver’s license suspension, regardless of the result of your criminal case. It often takes a strong DUI defense attorney to make a winning case. If you have refused a Breathalyzer, call our criminal defense law firm — we provide strong defenses to DUI charges and Breathalyzer refusal charges.

How will a DUI conviction affect my military career?

Preparing a strong DUI/DWI defense is especially important if you are in the military. Soldiers can experience career-ending consequences because of a DUI. A first-offense DUI conviction usually results in a general letter of reprimand. A second-offense DUI conviction could result in you being forced out. At the Law Offices of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates, we know military law. With over 15 years of legal experience and over 25 years of military experience, Fort Gordon DUI lawyer Shawn Hammond can provide the aggressive and skilled defense you need to fight these serious consequences.

Contact Us for Experience You Can Trust

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, take action. Contact our experienced Augusta DUI attorneys at the Law Offices of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates by calling 706-993-2785. We fight drinking and driving accusations by preparing a strong DUI/DWI defense.