Clarkesville GA DUI Lawyer

CLARKESVILLE GA DUI LAWYER - CLARKESVILLE GA DUI ATTORNEY

If you have been arrested for DUI in Clarkesville GA, you are probably feeling confused, scared, and overwhelmed. Georgia's DUI laws are very strict and require the expertise of a Clarkesville GA DUI Lawyer to achieve a good outcome. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you when you need it most. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

30 Day Warning

If you were arrested for a DUI in Clarkesville GA, you only have 30 days to file a request for an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or an ignition interlock device. This hearing or device can save your driver's license from suspension. However, if the request is not made within 30 days, your license will be automatically suspended. If you have been accused of refusing the blood, breath, or urine test, your license will be suspended for one year with no opportunity for a permit.

DUI Related Traffic Violations 

In most of our cases, the DUI arrest starts with a basic traffic violation. A police officer must have a reason for conducting a DUI investigation, and it usually starts with the driver failing to adhere to traffic laws. Some of the most common traffic offenses committed with a DUI include:

Failure to Maintain Lane

Failure to maintain lane is the most common reason a person is stopped and questioned about drinking and driving. O.C.G.A. § 40-6-48 states that whenever any roadway has been divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic.. a vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.

There are many defenses to the underlying charge of failure to maintain lane. Because the law is vague as to what constitutes safety, your Clarkesville GA DUI Lawyer can argue that you lawfully maintained your lane.

Speeding

Speeding is one of the most frequently charged traffic offenses in Georgia. Even though it is a minor charge, it could lead to a more serious crime, such as DUI. We have Georgia's Best DUI Lawyers that have extensive experience negotiating speeding tickets down and keeping it off a driver's record. In regards to a DUI case, if the solicitor is unable to prove that you were speeding, then there can be no basis for the traffic stop that resulted in the DUI arrest.

Failure to Adhere to Headlight Requirements

While it may sound trivial, a headlight violation can be the basis of the beginning of a DUI investigation. O.C.G.A. § 40-8-20 outlines that Georgia drivers must display their headlights from 30 minutes after sunset to thirty minutes before sunrise, while raining, or any other time when there is not sufficient visibility. If you were pulled over for violating Georgia's headlight rules and were subsequently charged with DUI, you need a DUI attorney in Clarkesville GA

Following Too Closely

According to O.C.G.A. § 40-6-49, the driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent. Many vehicle accidents result from a driver following too closely and then proceed to be the basis for a DUI charge. The stakes are high if you have been charged with a DUI and following too closely. These cases are challenging to defend and require the attention of our experienced Clarkesville GA DUI lawyers.

Our Clarkesville DUI Lawyers Are Here To Help

In many cases, a successful defense to the traffic violation itself is the best plan of action. The successful defense of the traffic violation can result in the collapse of the probable cause that supports the stop of your vehicle. In sum, by defending the underlying charge, you can also defend against the DUI charge.

Our DUI attorneys in Clarkesville GA have the knowledge, experience, and skills to achieve an excellent outcome for your case. While every case is different and results cannot be guaranteed, many of our clients have had their DUI charges dismissed, reduced, had jail time modified to community service, and more.

Our Clarkesville GA DUI Lawyers will handle your case from start to finish and keep you informed. It is critical to get an attorney involved immediately in your defense because many opportunities can be waived by failing to meet tight deadlines. Meeting these deadlines can mean the difference between keeping your license or losing it. We will consider all avenues when defending your case. We will thoroughly examine all the evidence, interview witnesses, obtain police reports, and more to make sure we get the full picture. Then, once we understand the circumstances surrounding your arrest, we will begin to build your defense.

Clarkesville GA Municipal Court

If you were arrested for DUI in Clarkesville, GA, your case will proceed to Clarkesville GA Municipal Court. The Honorable Robert Sneed is the Municipal Court Judge. The Court is located at 210 E. Water Street Clarkesville, GA 30523 and can be reached at (706) 754-5390.

Map to Clarkesville GA Municipal Court

Contact Us Today

Our Clarkesville GA DUI Lawyers are skilled in resolving the underlying traffic offense in order to remove the probable cause for the DUI stop. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We believe that you should not have to wait until business hours to get an answer to your question. Call now for immediate help.

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    Richard Lawson

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Choosing the Best DUI Lawyer

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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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