When you are arrested for DUI in the state of Georgia, the citation or ticket you receive from the police officer acts as a formal accusation charging you with driving under the influence. This stays on your Georgia diving record. However, a charge does not mean you are guilty. The state has to prove that you are guilty of driving under the influence beyond a reasonable doubt for a conviction. This is a very tough burden for the state's prosecuting attorney to meet. DUI charges in the state of Georgia are challenged and won all the time by effective and experienced DUI attorneys. People oftentimes plead guilty to DUI and then years later inquire about getting the convictions expunged. Expungement is when charges and convictions are stricken from your records. A DUI conviction cannot be expunged or deleted from your records. Convictions for DUI can have implications for work and school in the future. If you are falsely or unfairly charged with DUI, you do not have to accept the charge and plead guilty. You should call a DUI lawyer to discuss the facts of your case and legal defenses that may apply. After you enter a guilty plea, little can be done and you must face the ramifications of a DUI conviction for years to come on both your criminal and driving record. Call the Law Offices of Richard Lawson today for a free consultation with an attorney specializing in DUI defense in the state of Georgia.