Chatham County, Georgia DUI FAQ’s

Over 50 years ago, the Road Safety Bill made it illegal for people to drive if their blood alcohol concentration was .08% or higher. If you choose to drink then drive, it’s important to know what may occur in the future if you’re charged with a DUI. Keep reading to discover the answers to several frequently asked questions about driving under the influence:

Do I have to take a field sobriety test or breathalyzer test?

If you’ve been pulled over for suspicion of DUI, it’s important to follow the instructions of the police officer. If he wants you to perform a field sobriety test or breathalyzer test, do so without causing a scene. If you refuse to cooperate, your license will automatically be suspended. There are ways your DUI attorney can get the results of the tests thrown out such as proving inadequate officer training or the use of faulty equipment.

What is the consequence for driving under the influence?

The consequence for driving under the influence depends on several factors – your level of impairment, number of times you’ve driven drunk, presence of minors in the vehicle, and more. Judges have the power to impose hefty fines, jail time, probation, community service, and license suspension.

Why do I need a DUI attorney?

Whether you were wrongly or rightly accused of driving while impaired, it’s important to have a DUI attorney on your side. If you were wrongly accused, a skilled lawyer will fight your case to make sure you don’t serve undeserved jail time or pay fees. If you were indeed driving while impaired, an experienced lawyer will work hard make sure your consequences aren’t outrageous and guide you through this legal matter to help you get the best results.

Contact the Kicklighter Law team at 912-754-6003 
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Have you been arrested for driving under the influence in Chatham County? Contact the Kicklighter Law team today.

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Construction Defect FAQs

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When structures are built, construction companies and general contractors have strict guidelines to follow. Unfortunately, whether the company purposefully cut corners or made an honest mistake, a construction defect may occur. Consider the following frequently asked questions about a construction defect case:

What is a construction defect?

A construction defect is any issue that cheapens the value of your property. These problems arise in many different types of structures such as homes, condominiums, townhomes, apartments, and more.  Whether you notice a problem immediately or it comes to your attention years after you bought the house, we want to help.

What types of issues fall under a construction defect case?

There are many types of defects that may occur in a structure. If you discover any of the following issues, immediately call a professional to confirm your observation. The following are common issues that lead to construction litigation: water issues, landscaping, poor drainage, cracks in any area of the home, dry rot, structural failure, and electrical problems.

How is a construction defect proved in court?

The court will take into consideration what type of defect it is – latent or patent. A latent defect does not make itself known for years after the structure was built. A patent defect is an issue that is immediately obvious to the homeowner. If necessary, an expert inspector will be called to the site and his opinion on the defect will be given to the court.

What type of compensation will I receive?

The compensation you will receive depends on the unique circumstances of your case. However, it’s not uncommon for the responsible party to be charged with fixing the defect, paying court fees, and compensating the homeowner for the loss of home value.

Why should I hire a construction lawyer?

Construction companies have an insurance company on their side that are ready to fight your accusations. You need a team of lawyers who know how to handle construction companies and their insurance providers. Fortunately, the Kicklighter attorneys have years of litigation and trial experience fighting for property owners.

Contact the Kicklighter Law team at 912-754-6003 
to schedule a free consultation!

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