Barnesville DUI Lawyer

BARNESVILLE DUI LAWYER - BARNESVILLE DUI ATTORNEY

The DUI attorneys at Lawson and Berry have been specializing in DUI Defense for over 20 years. We have helped thousands of clients avoid DUI convictions and driver's license suspensions. Our Barnesville DUI Lawyers have the skill and experience to assist you if charged with DUI. Being arrested does not mean you are guilty! Contact us now for a free case evaluation.

30-Day Warning

If you were arrested for DUI in Barnesville, you only have thirty days to file a request for an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing or to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. A failure to complete either of these within 30 days will result in a license suspension. If you refused the State's test of your breath, blood, or urine, your license would be suspended for twelve months without the option of receiving a permit to drive.

What Happens After a DUI Arrest In Barnesville?

While the laws and statutes surrounding DUI are the same throughout Georgia, the court procedures differ by county to county, city to city, and even court. Fulton County State Court handles cases differently than Barnesville Municipal Court. It is critical that you understand the DUI process in order to be successful.

If you were arrested within the city limits of Barnesville, then your case will proceed to Barnesville Municipal Court. While their process may differ from other cities, your case will likely continue as follows:

Arraignment

Your first court appearance is likely your arraignment hearing. The purpose of this hearing is to have your charges formally read aloud to you in court and for you to determine what type of plea you want to enter. If you hire a Barnesville DUI Lawyer, they can waive your arraignment and file discovery requests that will contain the documents showing exactly what you have been charged with.

30-Day Hearing

After the DUI arrest, you only have 30 days to request an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing. A failure to request this hearing will result in your license being suspended on the 46th day. If you request the hearing, then you will receive notice of a court date. Your DUI lawyer in Barnesville will handle this hearing for you. You are not required to attend. At this hearing, your attorney will meet with the arresting officer to try and resolve the issue of your license suspension.

Motions

The next step in the court process is for your attorney to file motions and have hearings on these motions. This is a very important of your DUI case. After investigating all the evidence in your case, your Barnesville DUI Lawyer may find that the evidence in your case was not collected lawfully. Your lawyer can file a motion to suppress the improperly seized evidence. There are multiple motions that your lawyer can file on your behalf. If the judge rules in favor of the motion, then the exclusion of evidence can lead to the State dismissing or reducing your DUI charge.

Plea Negotiations/Trial

To resolve your DUI case, there are two basic options. The first one is to work out a plea bargain with the prosecutor. The second option is to contest the charges with a trial. Every DUI case is different, and you must work with your Barnesville DUI lawyers to determine which option is best for your case. We have decades of experience reaching a plea bargain as well as litigating a case.

We will carefully walk you through your options to make you make an informed decision about your case! Whether to take your case to trial or to enter a plea is the most important decision in your case. Do not take it lightly and discuss your situation with the best DUI attorney in Georgia.

Appeal

If you have been convicted of a DUI in Georgia, you do have the option to appeal the conviction. However, Georgia law requires that you begin this process within 30 days of your conviction by filing either a motion for new trial or a notice of appeal. There are many ways to challenge your conviction, and our Barnesville DUI Attorneys are ready to help you get your conviction reversed. However, it is important to note that if you pled guilty to DUI, your ability to appeal the conviction is limited.

No Matter Where You Are in the DUI Court Process, We Can Help

Whether you were arrested yesterday or your court date is coming up, we are prepared to assist with your case. We have over 50 combined years of experience, and any of our Barnesville DUI Lawyers are experienced in Georgia DUI law. Call now and receive the help you need.

Barnesville Municipal Court

Barnesville Municipal Court handles cases including traffic offenses, misdemeanors, and city ordinance violations. The Honorable Rob Morton oversees the Municipal Court and Mark Irvin is the prosecutor. Kathy Munday is the Clerk of Court and she can be reached at (770) 358-1234 for questions about court. The Court is located at 100 Mill Street, Barnesville, GA 30204.

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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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