Noah H. Pines
Noah received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1992 and his law degree from Emory University in 1995. Noah started his legal career prosecuting DUI cases in the DeKalb County Solicitor’s Office in July of 1995. A short six months later, Noah was promoted to a Senior Trial Assistant. During his tenure in the DeKalb Solicitor’s Office, Noah handled thousands of DUI cases and handled all of the high profile DUI cases that came through the Solicitor’s Office. In 1998, Noah joined the DeKalb County District Attorneys Office where he continued to prosecute DUI cases and other alcohol related crimes. In addition to his courtroom responsibilities, Noah often gave lectures to police officers and other prosecutors in the State of Georgia on prosecuting DUI cases.
In June of 2002, Noah decided to leave the DeKalb County District Attorneys Office and enter private practice. When Noah made this decision,he could not think of any better person to practice with than his long-time friend and colleague Peter J. Ross. Throughout his career, Noah has literally prosecuted and defended thousands of DUI cases. He has been lead counsel in over 125 trials, has written over 45 appeals, and argued before both the Supreme Court of Georgia and Georgia Court of Appeals. As a DUI defense lawyer, Noah is respected for his trial preparation and courtroom presence. He is known as a fearless trial lawyer who vigorously defends his DUI clients. In recognition of his work ethic and trial skills, Noah was named a Georgia Super Lawyer by his colleagues for the past two consecutive years.
Noah is a former host of The Legal Edge, a radio talk show dedicated to discussing legal issues in Atlanta. Noah is a board member of the DeKalb Bar Association and an active member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Georgia DUI Law
People who have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in the Atlanta Metro area are usually shocked. Once the reality of their situation sets in, people begin to realize that they face harsh legal consequences such as jail time, fines, community service and or the loss of their driver’s license if they are convicted of DUI.
Some people who are arrested for DUI fail to realize that they may have been impaired by alcohol or drugs. Even though a person may have consumed only a few drinks, he/she can shows signs of being an impaired driver, which will result in a law enforcement officer making a DUI arrest. However, just because someone has been arrested for DUI does not mean that person is guilty of DUI.
In the State of Georgia, a person is considered impaired if that person is a less safe driver from consuming alcohol, drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs. It is also illegal to drive an automobile with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more. If the person is below the legal drinking age of 21, then he/she is considered impaired if his/her BAC is 0.02% or higher.
In the Atlanta Metro area, many people are wrongfully and improperly arrested for DUI by overzealous and improperly trained police officers. However, just because a person was arrested for DUI does not mean that person is guilty of DUI. If you have been charged with DUI, in the Atlanta Metro area, you need a tough, knowledgeable DUI defense attorney to protect your constitutional rights and fight for you in court. An Atlanta DUI defense attorney can get involved from the very beginning. An attorney can explain your legal options to you, represent you in court, and protect your constitutional rights. Prosecutors are aggressive and they will employ every tactic they can to obtain a criminal conviction. Hiring an experienced DUI attorney is the first step in building a winning defense. By hiring an experience DUI attorney, you will ensure that you are receiving the proper legal advice you need to be successful in court.
Noah H. Pines has handled thousands of DUI cases in the Atlanta Metro area DUI cases. He knows that the key to fighting your DUI case is having a solid defense. During your initial free consultation, our attorneys will build that defense by taking the time to talk to you about your case, investigating the facts surrounding your case and asking crucial questions such as:
Did the arresting officer have a valid reason to stop your car?
Many times police officers use false and illegal reasons to stop your car. By successfully contesting the officer’s reason to stop your car, the State may be prohibited from prosecuting your case.
Did the arresting officer properly perform field sobriety evaluations?
Many police officers are not properly trained to administer field sobriety evaluations. Unfortunately, these same officers will come into court and testify under oath that you were intoxicated based on your performance on these field sobriety evaluations. Noah H. Pines has been successful in challenging police officers’ training and administration of field sobriety evaluations.
Did the arresting officer read you your Miranda Rights?
If the arresting officer failed to read you your Miranda Rights, anything you may have said, or any questions you may have answered before your arrest may not be admissible in court.
Did the arresting officer timely read you your Georgia Implied Consent rights?
Georgia’s Implied Consent rights inform a driver of his/her right to take or refuse the State blood administered alcohol test and the right to request an independent blood alcohol test of his/her choice. If a police officer did not properly and timely read you your Georgia Implied Consent rights, the State may be prohibited from introducing you blood alcohol results in court.
Were your breath/blood test results accurate?
Many times, a persons alcohol test results are inaccurate. There are many reasons why a breath test or blood alcohol test may be inaccurate. Noah H. Pines will investigate whether your breath/blood alcohol testing was properly performed and whether those results were accurate. He will also present our own expert witness testimony if necessary.