Adairsville DUI Lawyer

ADAIRSVILLE DUI LAWYER - ADAIRSVILLE DUI ATTORNEY

If you have been charged with DUI in Adairsville or anywhere else in Bartow County, you need an experienced DUI lawyer to assist with your case. Our Adairsville DUI Attorneys understand the subtle nuances in the criminal justice system that can be the difference between success and failure. We offer representation for DUI, drug possession cases, and other related crimes.  Contact us now for a free case evaluation.

30-Day Warning

A skilled Adairsville DUI Attorney can help you avoid the license suspension associated with a DUI.  If you do nothing, your license will automatically be suspended for up to 12 months.  If you refused to take the blood, breath or urine test the officer in your case directed you to choose, your license suspension will be 12 months with no hope of a restricted license allowing you to drive to and from work or school. Your Adairsville DUI lawyer will request an Administrative License Suspension hearing (ALS Hearing) or an ignition interlock device, increasing the chances that you will not suffer a license suspension at all!

Courtroom Conduct Rules

When attending court for a DUI in Adairsville, it is critical to make a good impression. Judges, juries, and prosecutors will make assumptions based on how you conduct yourself and dress. Whatever or not you believe this is right, it is important to make sure you are giving off the right impression. Some tips we give our clients before a court appearance include:

  • Be on time
  • Dress appropriately. For women, wear modest clothing. For men, a collared shirt that is tucked in with a belt is advised.
  • Always refer to the judge as “Your Honor”
  • Be polite to the judge, opposing counsel, and court staff
  • Make eye contact when someone is speaking to you
  • Be prepared and organized

Things you should not do when appearing in Court:

  • Do not chew gum
  • Do not wear sunglasses, hats, or other head coverings
  • Do not wear revealing clothing
  • Do not bring any prohibited item into the courtroom such as weapons
  • Do not use your phone at any time.
  • Do not wear shorts
  • Do not wear open-toe shoes

If you have any questions on how you should act or what you should wear for court, feel free to contact our office. The rules of court conduct differ from county to county, so it is important to review their regulations before your court date. Dressing appropriately and being prepared can never hurt your case. Following the listed rules is the first step in defending your case. For more information about court rules, please visit our page here.

If Charged with DUI in Adairsville, You Have Two Cases To Resolve

In Georgia, there are two separate cases in a driving under the influence (DUI) case. There is an administrative proceeding in which the Department of Drivers Services (DDS) attempts to suspend your license or your privileges to drive in Georgia. The second case is the criminal case where you face the possibility of jail time, a fine, and other penalties.

The DDS proceeding is started once you are arrested. In Georgia, you must request an Administrative License Hearing within 30 days of your arrest. This hearing is separate and distinct from your criminal case! Therefore, even if your criminal case is dismissed, if you failed to request an ALS hearing, your license will still be suspended. The hearing must be requested in writing with the $150 fee. Your Adairsville DUI attorney will explain this process to you and make sure your driving privileges are protected!

The other side of your case is the criminal case. In Georgia, DUI cases can be shared as a misdemeanor or a felony. This depends on whether one has any prior DUI convictions and whether there was an accident or an injury to another person. If a person has a prior DUI conviction, there are significant jail sentences that a judge can impose.

Adairsville Municipal Court

Adairsville Municipal Court handles misdemeanors offenses such as traffic violations, possession of marijuana, shoplifting, and city ordinance violations that occur within the city limits of Adairsville. The Honorable Harry White is the Municipal Court Judge, and Lisa Donald is the Chief Clerk of Court. For questions about your case or more court information, please call 706-694-8800. Court is held at 116 Public Square, Adairsville, GA 30103. 

Map to Adairsville Municipal Court

Contact Us Today

If you have been accused of DUI in Adairsville, your first step should be to call an experienced attorney. Our Adairsville GA DUI Attorneys at Lawson and Berry will fight for your rights! We have decades of experience handling these cases. No matter how complicated your situation appears to be, you can have peace of mind knowing you have Georgia's premier DUI firm is on your side. Call now for a free case evaluation.

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When you are arrested for DUI in Georgia, finding the right Lawyer is Job #1. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson we will investigate your case and find the best possible legal defense to your DUI in Georgia. You are in good hands with Richard Lawson and his associates. We will work tirelessly to help you while compassionately holding your hand throughout the entire DUI Defense Process.

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At the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson, we have offices conveniently located throughout metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If we do not have a convenient office, we will come to you. We practice throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. If your case is in an area we do not serve, we will find you an attorney in your area free of charge. Our office is part of a State-wide network of Georgia DUI Lawyers. Contact us 24/7 for immediate legal help. Our attorneys are standing by. Your DUI Case will not defend itself. Your Best Georgia DUI Defense Begins Here!

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