BUCHANAN DUI LAWYER - BUCHANAN DUI ATTORNEY
At Lawson and Berry, we pride ourselves on being Georgia's premier DUI Defense firm. Our dedication to our clients is ummatched. We understand that being charged with a offense can be stressful and frightening. We want to help you through this process! Our Buchanan GA DUI Lawyers are experienced in DUI law as well as other traffic related offenses. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call. Contact us now for a free case evaluation and take the first step to obtaining a great outcome for your case!
30 Day Warning
You only have 30 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative license hearing or to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. If you fail to request a hearing or install the device, your driver's license will be automatically suspended. The hearing request must be submitted by mail and costs $150. It is in your best interest to contact a Buchanan DUI Attorney to discuss whether the ALS hearing or the ignition interlock device is the best option for your case.
Georgia DUI Consequences
Georgia has some of the strictest DUI laws in the nation. Our legislators continue to pass new and harsher DUI penalties. Under Georgia law, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a criminal offense that can have extremely serious legal consequences. Law enforcement officials are actively looking for people that could be under the influence, and many drivers are surprised to learn that they can be accused of DUI even after only one or two drinks. Additionally, drivers can be arrested for DUI even if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is below the legal limit of .08.
Even though most DUI's are charged as misdemeanors, the penalties can have life-changing consequences. Many times a DUI conviction comes with a license suspension. This is problematic for most people because they are unable to drive to work, school, or carpool their children. In some situations, you may be eligible for a limited permit but not always.
Buchanan GA First DUI Consequences
Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is no small infraction in Georgia. A first conviction will result in a substantial fine, possible license suspension, and a jail sentence. The first conviction is considered a misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail. Additional consequences include community service, completion of a drug and alcohol program, and attendance of a MADD victim panel. Greater penalties will apply if an accident was involved or other serious injuries to another person.
Many people make the mistake of thinking a misdemeanor conviction will not have a significant impact on their future, and they plead guilty. Pleading guilty to DUI will have major consequences. The driver can expect their insurance premiums to skyrocket. They may find it difficult to obtain employment and may face losing their current job. If they have a CDL license or are licensed in another way, they may have that license revoked.
Our Buchanan GA DUI Lawyers Know How to Help
Fortunately, there are a number of ways an experienced Buchanan GA DUI Attorney can help reduce the consequences you may be facing. In some cases, we may be able to have the case dismissed; the charges be reduced to a lesser crime; or negotiate a reduced sentence. We use a variety of ways to accomplish this including, pre-trial negotiations, trials, filing motions based on lack of evidence, and extensive review of your case.
Buchanan GA Municipal Court
Buchanan Municipal Court is held at 4300 Georgia Highway 120, Buchanan, Georgia 30113. Eddie Hulsey is the Municipal Court Judge, and Meghan Brock is the Clerk of Court. Call (770) 646-5246 for further information.
Map to Buchanan GA Municipal Court
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Given the complexity of DUI cases and the factors to consider when pleading nolo, we highly recommend speaking with an attorney before entering a plea. There are numerous ways our Buchanan DUI Attorneys can assist with your case and help you avoid these punishments. Call today and set up a free case evaluation.