DUI Defense Lawyer in Athens, Georgia

A drunk driving charge is more than a nuisance. If it is not handled properly, it can affect your life and lifestyle in dramatic ways.

At Eberhardt & Hale we are experienced DUI defense lawyers who work hard to protect our clients' rights and defend their freedom. We can provide skilled and aggressive representation in both the criminal proceeding and the administrative aspects of your case.

Call (706)-549-1965 or send us an e-mail to arrange for a free telephone consultation.


You have 10 working days to request a hearing to challenge the suspension of your driver's license. You need to obtain legal representation as quickly as possible.

Skilled DUI Defense Attorneys

Both M. Eric Eberhardt and William L. Hale served as prosecutors before starting their private law practice. They understand how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a prosecutor's case and how to use the law to the maximum advantage of our clients.

Our firm will examine every aspect of your case, looking for ways to obtain a dismissal, a reduced charge or a not guilty verdict at trial. Potentially successful defense strategies can include:

  • Lack of probable cause for the stop
  • Improperly performed field sobriety tests
  • Admissibility of the blood alcohol tests
  • Biological factors
  • And other defense strategies

A Reputation for Integrity

We will explain the issues in your case and discuss your legal options with you. You will have a realistic expectation regarding how your case would proceed should it go to trial. In cases where the state’s evidence is strong, it may make sense to seek a negotiated plea.

Our attorneys have represented clients in many DUI / DWI cases and other criminal defense matters. Prosecutors trust their integrity and forthright manner. Even if the state’s case is solid, we may be able to negotiate an outcome that mitigates the penalties you incur and allows you to move forward with your life.

Whatever course of action you choose, Eberhardt & Hale will work to achieve the best outcome possible.