Braselton DUI Lawyer - Braselton DUI Attorney
Our Braselton DUI Attorneys have been handling DUI cases for over 20 years. Richard Lawson started his legal career as a prosecutor but has been using that experience to help negotiate reduced sentences and get cases dismissed for his clients. If you have been charged with a DUI in Braselton, call now for a free case evaluation. Lawson and Berry is the AVVO TOP-RANKED DUI firm in Braselton, Georgia and throughout the Metro Atlanta area.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Braselton, you actually have two separate cases against you. There is the criminal case against you but the Department of Driver's Services also has a case against you. The DDS case addresses the license suspension element and they will automatically suspend your license forty-six (46) days after you receive your DUI citation if you do not request an Administrative License Suspension Hearing or install an ignition interlock device.
30 Day Warning!
If you have been arrested for DUI in Braselton or anywhere else in Jackson County, you only have 30 days to file an appeal or your license will automatically be suspended. It costs $150 to submit this request. However, you do have the option to install an ignition interlock device instead of requesting the hearing. No decision should be made without first consulting with a Braselton DUI Attorney. A failure to request a hearing or install the device will result in a maximum of a 12-month license suspension. Call now to protect your driving privileges.
Braselton DUI Defense
Being arrested and charged with DUI can be stressful and embarrassing. Our Braselton Georgia DUI Lawyers understand everything you are going through and that you would like to get your life back together as soon as possible. We will aggressively represent you at both the ALS hearing and during the criminal case. At the ALS hearing, our goal is to keep you driving and prevent your driver's license from being suspended. After that hearing, then we will work on fighting your criminal case. We will work to get your DUI charge dismissed; but if that is impossible, then we will push to get you a reduced punishment.
Our Braselton DUI Lawyers have over 50 combined years of experience. While we understand there are other attorneys you can turn to, our lawyers have developed skills that come only with years of experience as former prosecutors and running DUI Defense firms. We promise to keep you informed at every step and provide you with options whether it is through negotiation, plea-bargaining, or going to trial. We understand the penalties you are facing and the consequences they can have on your life and your future. Our Braselton DUI Lawyers have developed a relationship with the judges, solicitors, and clerks in Jackson County. We know how to reach an agreement, but we also know when we are going to have to take a case to trial.
Defending Your DUI Charge
First, it is crucial for you to understand that a DUI arrest does not mean you are guilty. Developing a defense is complicated but rest assured, we will diligently work to explore every argument for your case. Everyone makes mistakes, even police officers and there are multiple ways we can challenge your blood and breath tests as well as the basis for the DUI stop. Defending your case starts with poking holes in the State's case against you. We can then challenge the arresting officer's report and testimony in your case. Blood and breath tests results can also be challenged. Many people do not know that breath tests can be challenged for a variety of reasons such as defective equipment, failure to maintain testing equipment, and even how the tests are conducted. Blood tests can be challenged for how the sample was collected laboratory procedures, and chain of custody. Even the law enforcement officers arrest can be challenged. According to Georgia law, you cannot be stopped DUI unless reasonable articulable suspicion exists. If you are driving along, minding your business without breaking any laws, and there is no reason for you to be pulled over, your arrest can be challenged. We will reach out to witnesses, consult with medical experts, and request police video footage to make sure we know exactly what happened. If proven, these arguments can lead to a dismissal of your case or reduced charges.
Effects of a DUI Arrest
Whether this is your first, second, third, or fourth DUI arrest, the consequences are significant. We understand all the ways that a DUI arrest will impact your life and want to help minimize the effects. At the beginning of your case, we will discuss what your goals are. Do you want to avoid jail time? Do you want to avoid a DUI charge going on your record? Or do you want to avoid a license suspension? While everyone wants all of these things, somethings you have to compromise in order to achieve what is most important to you. Our Braselton DUI Lawyers will work hard, so you are less likely to deal with these consequences. However, you should know that handling your DUI case by yourself and not seeking legal assistance can result in further punishment.
Braselton Municipal Court
Braselton Municipal Court is responsible for processing all traffic citations, and misdemeanor violates issued within the city limits of Braselton. Judge Graham McKinnon IV is the judge for Braselton Municipal Court. Dawn Farris is the Court Clerk, and Elizabeth Reisner is the Solicitor. Braselton Municipal Court is located at 5040 Highway 53, Braselton, Georgia 30517. For information about your court date or other questions, you can call 706-654-5553 Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Braselton is an interesting city because while it is in Jackson County, parts of it are also in Barrow, Hall, and Gwinnett County. As a result, if someone is charged with DUI and demands a jury trial, that trial could occur in either Jackson County State Court (misdemeanor DUI cases), Jackson County Superior Court (Felony DUI cases), Barrow County Superior Court (all cases), Gwinnett County State Court (misdemeanor DUI cases), Gwinnett County Superior Court (Felony DUI cases), Hall County State Court (misdemeanor DUI cases), or Hall County Superior Court (Felony DUI cases).
Since Braselton resides in four counties, there could be strategic reasons to decide to or not to send a case to a jury trial. That is why our Braselton DUI Lawyers are familiar with the above-listed court systems, judges, and prosecutors. We know when it is best to send a case to a higher court or keep it in Braselton. We will walk you through all of your options to help you make an informed decision. We want to do what is best for your case and will take it to the court we need to make that happen.
Map to Braselton Municipal Court
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A DUI arrest in Braselton is a stressful experience. Choosing an experienced DUI lawyer in Braselton is the first decision you should make. Our office specializes in DUI Defense and are prepared to answer your case. Our Braselton DUI Attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions. If you are charged with a DUI in Braselton, call us immediately for a free case evaluation.