Atlanta DUI Lawyer

Julie Kert

Atlanta DUI Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Atlanta DUI Local Legal Authority.

Julie Kert

Atlanta DUI Attorney

Atlanta DUI Lawyer

Julie Kert

A highly successful and effective criminal law attorney, Ms. Kert has handled more than 1,000 DUI cases, and served for eight years as a DUI Prosecutor.

She is intimately familiar with all the maneuvers and strategies prosecutors and police officers use in Georgia DUI cases.
Ms. Kert is someone you can be confident will give you the best defense.

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When to Work With a Atlanta DUI Attorney

If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may be feeling scared and overwhelmed. These charges can come with severe consequences, including jail time, substantial fines, and suspension of your driver’s license.

DUI Basics

What constitutes a DUI and the related consequences will depend on the state in which you are driving. There are some common requirements and results across the states:

  • Blood Alcohol Concentration. The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in almost all states is .08%. More stringent requirements apply to commercial drivers, and the legal limit is generally .04% BAC. These limits only apply to those of legal drinking age. There is zero tolerance for any drivers under the age of 21.
  • Criminal Charge. In most states, a first time DUI offense is classified as a misdemeanor. Aggravating factors can escalate the crime to a felony; for example, if anyone is injured. If an individual has multiple DUI offenses, this may also escalate the severity to a felony charge.
  • Multiple Substances and Vehicles. While DUIs are most commonly associated with drinking alcohol and driving a car, the offense is much broader. It includes drug-impaired driving as well as other forms of vehicles, such as motorcycles.

If you have been charged with a DUI in Atlanta, there are a number of factors to consider as you approach your defense. A DUI lawyer in Atlanta will be able to help you understand the process and develop a strategy.

How a Atlanta DUI Attorney Can Help

Working with a licensed DUI practitioner will be essential to ensuring that you achieve the best possible result in your DUI case. A DUI attorney in Atlanta can help navigate all aspects of the proceeding, including:

  • Ensuring Proper Protocol. When arresting someone for a DUI, the police are required to follow strict protocol. For example, a police officer must have probable cause to pull over your vehicle. An attorney can help review your specific case and determine if any protocol was violated. If so, the odds of overturning the arrest are significantly higher.
  • Understand the Charge. As noted above, whether a DUI charge is a misdemeanor or felony will depend on a number of factors. A lawyer can help you understand the severity of the charges you are facing.
  • Evaluating Consequences. The consequences for a DUI offense can be numerous and varied. In addition to jail time and fines, it can include suspension of your license, an increase in your insurance fees, and also potentially your job. Because a DUI offense is a criminal charge, it may show up on background checks run by future employers.
  • Negotiating a Plea. A Atlanta DUI lawyer can help you decide how to plead and can strategize whether it makes sense to accept a plea or to take the case to trial. What can be achieved with a plea bargain will depend on the jurisdiction in which you are facing charges and the strengths or weaknesses of your case. With a skilled Atlanta dui attorney, you may be able to avoid a number of the consequences associated with the charge.

Given the serious impact a DUI arrest can have on your future, securing a skilled and competent Atlanta DUI attorney can make all the difference in your case.

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Julie Kert

Yeargan & Kert, LLC
Based on 95 reviews
I am sure I will be writing another good review. Mr. Jim is by far the best lawyer I’ve ever encountered and I don’t say that lightly. Honestly, I had almost given up. I trusted so many lawyers and in the end only ended up out of more money and time. As a fresh new graduate and a new professional, Mr. Jim took my case and I now have so much peace about the situation. I know he is an answered prayer and I know he will do what’s in my best interest. If you really are contemplating about a lawyer and have been to so many just to get back at step one, I say make Mr. Jim your lawyer. I’m not big on reviews or putting my business out there but if I can help anyone to avoid a mistake with representation I will. He is understanding, professional and communication is phenomenal. Mr. Jim, thank you!!!!
Nydrah Wright
Nydrah Wright
02:43 21 Jan 20
Jim was highly recommended to me and helped my family out in a time of need when my dad got got a DUI. He knows the Atlanta court system in and out. I highly recommend Jim and it was a pleasure doing business with him, he is attentive and pays attention to the clients needs.
Denise Keegan
Denise Keegan
17:54 17 Dec 19
My family loves this law firm. Recommend you try them out. It's well worth it
Cinthia Sanchez-Quinones
Cinthia Sanchez-Quinones
17:10 10 Dec 19
This law firm is the best. The way they got my cousin out of his dui charges was awesome. Great service to the community. Thank you
Beverly Lundy
Beverly Lundy
00:08 10 Dec 19
These lawyers are the best. Helped my family and was very professional. I highly recommend. You will not be disappointed
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Nakia Felton
14:13 06 Dec 19

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Julie Kert

Has handled more than 1,000 DUI cases

Previously served as a DUI prosecutor

First chaired over 80 jury trials

Won all 16 of her appellate cases


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1170 Peachtree St NE #1200, Atlanta, Georgia 30309