Augusta DUI Defense Attorney

DUI Defense

DUI convictions are costly and can have serious consequences like license suspension, jail time, and more. Not only is there the embarrassment of being arrested, but a DUI charge can interfere with your ability to make it to work. You need a knowledgeable defense lawyer who can fight DUI charges.


DUI Defense Lawyer in Augusta, GA

Driving Under The Influence

Have you or a loved one been convicted of driving under the influence? If so, you will need a criminal defense attorney who can aggressively defend you from these charges. Driving under the influence, or DUI, is a serious offense. In the state of Georgia, an elevated blood alcohol level or (BAC) is generally classified by the following:

  • For commercial drivers: 0.04% or greater
  • For drivers under 21 years of age: 0.02%
  • For all other drivers: 0.08%

Facts to consider:

  • Are there grounds to suppress a traffic stop?
  • Is the officer trained in the field sobriety tests conducted?
  • Were the tests conducted properly?
  • Are the tests valid and reliable?
  • Is there an issue with the implied consent notice?
  • Was there a search warrant? Was it done correctly?

Consequences for DUI

Driving while under the influence can have severe consequences. While a first-time offense can result in misdemeanor charges, a second DUI conviction in Georgia can result in a fine and jail time (of at least 72 hours to 12 months). A third DUI in Georgia may carry a much harsher penalty, such as a longer jail time sentence (15 days to 12 months), a fine of up to $5,000, and 12-36 months of probation. Don’t allow a DUI charge to ruin your life. Reach out to J Todd Mitchell Law Firm and let us help you win your case.


If you or a loved one has DUI charges:

  • You need a lawyer with experience in getting bad arrests suppressed from evidence.
  • You need a lawyer who is knowledgeable in defending against the ever-changing nature of DUI laws.
  • And most importantly, you need a lawyer who knows that time is of the essence in a DUI case.

Whether you hire me or go another route, it would be best secure counsel at the earliest possible time to make sure that important deadlines are not missed.

My goal is to considerably reduce the impact that an unfortunate event has on your personal life and your finances.

Laws Governing

A person shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while: (1) Under the influence of alcohol to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive; (2) Under the influence of any drug to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive; (3) Under the intentional influence of any glue, aerosol, or other toxic vapor to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive; (4) Under the combined influence of any two or more of the substances to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive; (5) The person's alcohol concentration is 0.08 grams or more at any time within three hours after such driving or being in actual physical control from alcohol consumed before such driving or being in actual physical control ended; or (6) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b), there is any amount of marijuana or a controlled substance, as defined in Code Section 16-13-21, present in the person's blood or urine, or both, including the metabolites and derivatives of each or both without regard to whether or not any alcohol is present in the person's breath or blood.

The warnings enacted in O.C.G.A. § 40-5-67.1 require police to give specific warnings regarding asking a DUI suspect for a sample of their blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substance. 

The State of this law is being challenged from a number of different angles and is in constant flux.  You will need a lawyer who knows how the current state of the law applies to you. 

Case Results

When the stakes are high, the results matter most.

Reduced to Cruelty to Children

Child Molestation

Two counts of Child Molestation- reduced to two counts of cruelty to children.

Dead Docket

Aggravated Child Molestation

Six Counts of Aggravated Child Molestation. Case placed on the dead docket. Defendant released from jail.

Case Dismissed

Possession With Intent

Client charged with possession with intent to distribute Xanax and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Judge Granted Motion to Suppress. Case dismissed.

Case Dismissed

Possession With Intent

Client charged with possession with intent to distribute Xanax and possession of a firearm. Case dismissed.

Case Dismissed


Trafficking methamphetamine. Dismissed. Probation on remaining counts.

Reduced to Disorderly Conduct

Possession With Intent

Possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Reduced to disorderly conduct.

Reduced to Simple Possession


Trafficking methamphetamine. Reduced to simple possession of methamphetamine and probation.

Case Dismissed


Possession of marijuana. Motion to suppress filed. Case dismissed.

Case Dismissed


Possession of methamphetamine. Motion to suppress granted. Case dismissed.

Client Reviews

Here is what our clients have to say.

Skilled, Respectful Representation

"Mr. Mitchell turned a complex issue that we had been fighting for years into an outcome we didn't think was possible, in a matter of months. Make him your first call and you will not regret it. I highly recommend Todd Mitchell"

Won My Case In Less Than 1 Hour

"Mr. Todd was a great attorney and handled my case quickly. I hired him three days before my trial and he came in, did a great job, and he got my case beat in less then an hour in the courtroom. I can't recommend Todd Mitchell enough"

Successfully Proved My Son's Innocence

"Mr. Todd took the time to listen to my son's side of the story. He was very understanding and patient. He took the time to gather the evidence that supported the case and proved my son's innocence. We are very appreciative. Again, thank you!"

The King of Trials - Mr. J. Todd "The Lion" Mitchell 

"Mr. Mitchell is a real lion in the court room. I was facing 52 years and came out with a 2-5 year sentence. When his back is against the wall, Todd doesn't give up. I think he should change his name to J. Todd "The Lion" Mitchell. He is the only lawyer I will trust."

Todd is Knowledgeable & Fearless!

"I was in an impossible situation and thought I would spend a chunk of my life behind bars. Then God sent Todd Mitchell. He spoke up for me to the judge and D.A. at the hearing and was continuously on top of the case. His is the only number I'll call."

Great Counsel and a Great Outcome

"I hired Todd to handle a criminal case with a high probability of significant jail time. He was key in navigating the complexities of my case and always offered sound advice which ultimately resulted in the best possible outcome for my circumstances."

Todd Mitchell is a Winning Trial Expert

"Todd Mitchell is a trial expert, not just a criminal defense lawyer. His extensive experience WINNING trials, not just trying them, sets him apart from other attorneys in this area. If you want someone who will fight for you, hire Todd Mitchell."