DUI Defense


If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia, the Augusta based DUI Defense Attorneys at The Nelson Law Group are here to help. There is no need to feel hopeless, even if you have a prior criminal record. With decades of legal experience behind us, we understand the burden of a criminal arrest, and our experienced DUI lawyers  are prepared to protect your freedom and future. Remember, a DUI arrest is not a conviction and there is still time to build the defense needed to challenge an allegation of DUI.


Finding and retaining a DUI defense attorney for an arrest in can be difficult. You may ask yourself: Who has the most experience? Who has a firm grasp of the laws relating to your specific case? Who has developed and maintained positive, professional relationships with police officers, prosecutors and judges throughout their career? Which lawyers know how to try cases to a jury and who has succeeded at this high level of law practice? These are just some of the questions you should ask yourself when deciding who to hire to defend you when you’ve been arrested for DUI.


If you, a family member, or friend have been charged with DUI, the attorneys at The Nelson Law Group have the experience to protect you. Our firm analyzes your case from all angles, and file motions and attend hearings on our clients’ behalf as well as represent our clients at trial. Every case is different and the defense strategy in your case should be tailored specifically to your case’s circumstances and needs. After reviewing the specifics of your case the DUI attorneys at The Nelson Law Group can offer and explain options best suited to the defense that is right for your case.


DUI charges in Georgia are serious matters. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first DUI charge, or if you’ve had multiple DUIs, the consequences can be significant and you will need an experienced Augusta DUI attorney to help. We know the system and will work with judges, prosecutors and law enforcement to obtain the best outcome possible in your case.


The pressure placed upon law enforcement and prosecutors to arrest and convict those charged with DUI is high. Because of the number of tragic, and often fatal, traffic accidents involving alcohol or drugs, advocacy groups, the media and public pressure have compelled legislators to act. In response, Georgia’s DUI Laws become tougher following each legislative session. The result? The urgency to obtain more convictions has clouded a fundamental issue in our democratic society: The presumption of innocence and proof beyond a reasonable doubt. It is not enough for a defendant to drink and drive in order to be found guilty of DUI.


The real issue is whether you are a less safe driver or over the legal limit because of the alcohol or drugs you have consumed, thereby causing a safety hazard on the roads. It would be a mistake to believe law enforcement and prosecutors are not prepared for your case, and it’s always in your best interest to have an attorney by your side to ensure your rights are upheld.



  • DUI Alcohol
  • DUI Drugs
  • DUI with an Accident
  • DUI with Injuries
  • DUI Child Endangerment
  • Felony DUI
  • Underage DUI
  • Serious Injury by Vehicle
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Vehicular Homicide



Without an experienced and committed attorney by your side your legal rights can easily be overlooked, increasing the likelihood that you will become a just another statistic. You cannot afford to make a mistake when choosing legal representation. When you choose The Nelson Law Group we provide you with the support and attention you’ll need throughout the criminal justice process. We do whatever it takes to minimize the negative impact of DUI charges.


The laws regarding DUI offenses in Georgia are broad and technical, and to those charged with a DUI offense they can seem like conviction is all but inevitable. It takes an aggressive defense in these sometimes emotional cases to clear a defendant of wrongdoing. If you, a family member, or a friend have been arrested for DUI, it is critical to have an experienced DUI defense attorney at your side to ensure the best possible outcome in a DUI case. Retaining an experienced DUI attorney who implements an effective defense strategy can mean the difference between conviction, a reduction or even elimination of your charges.


Our lead criminal defense attorney, Pierce G. Blitch, IV, knows how the other side thinks. As a former, local Assistant Solicitor General and Assistant District Attorney, he gained valuable experience about criminal prosecution techniques and strategies DUI prosecutors use to seek convictions. Today, our DUI attorneys use this understanding to the advantage of our clients. We craft defenses that are designed to aggressively challenge favored prosecution methods and evidence, including:

  • Search and Seizure Issues
  • Miranda (5th Amendment Right to Remain Silent) Issues
  • Field Sobriety Testing
  • Breathalyzer Testing
  • Breath or Blood Test Refusal
  • Blood Alcohol or Drug Content

Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in the entire State of Georgia and have traveled across the State defending individuals charged with DUI and other crimes.  Our team of experienced attorneys have defended cases in Augusta, Evans, Martinez, Grovetown, Harlem, and many other cities across Georgia.  If you have been charged with a DUI or other crime in the CSRA, the attorneys at The Nelson Law Group are prepared to defend you today.

Our firm applies aggressive defense strategies in our clients’ cases, and we may be able to help you avoid harsh penalties that include license suspension, probation, community service and even jail time.


If you, a family member or friend have been arrested in the Augusta area, and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), contact our office to start the defense process immediately. Even those who are facing DUI charges for the first time may be jailed for a DUI conviction, suspension of driver’s license, mandatory probation, and other court-ordered terms and conditions.



 We are also available to meet ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY OR AFTER WORK.


Call The Nelson Law Group at 706-434-8770 to see what our skilled Augusta DUI attorneys can do for your case. Take the first step toward securing the legal guidance you need. The sooner we hear from you, the faster our team can help your case.