CONCORD GA DUI LAWYER - CONCORD GA DUI ATTORNEY
If you have been charged with DUI in Concord GA, or anywhere else in Pike County, you need representation immediately. Even though a DUI is usually considered a misdemeanor charge, it comes with serious consequences. Contact Lawson and Berry if you have been charged with DUI or a DUI related offense.
30 Day Warning
You only have 30 days after your DUI arrest to protect your driver's license from being suspended. To prevent the suspension, you must either file a letter requesting an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. Both of these approaches should be discussed with a Concord GA DUI Attorney before you make a decision. However, if you have been charged with refusing the blood, breath, or urine test, your license will be suspended for one year. To protect your Georgia' driver's license, call us now.
Most DUI charges are classified as misdemeanor offenses. However, there are certain situations where the DUI can be charged as a felony offense. Once convicted of a felony DUI in Georgia, it will stay on your record for the rest of your life. The punishment for a felony DUI extends beyond prison and hefty fines. People who have a felony on their criminal record generally lose the right to hold public offense, the right to vote, and lose the ability to own and possess firearms. It can also make it more difficult to obtain housing, credit, or employment.
A person will be charged with felony DUI in Georgia if they are convicted of a fourth DUI or subsequent DUI within 10 years. The penalty is a prison term between one and five years and a fine up to $5,000. Additional consequences include a minimum of 60 days of community service, a clinical evaluation, and DUI school.
It is important to note that a person convicted of a third or subsequent DUI within five years will be classified and declared a habitual violator. Habitual violator is a status and not a criminal offense in and of itself. However, there are penalties that accompany a habitual violator status. One such penalty is that a HV will have their license revoked for five years.
Whether this is your first, second, third, or fourth DUI, our Concord GA DUI Lawyers can help. Do not make the mistake of thinking there are no options available to you if charged with felony DUI in Concord GA. Whether you are a habitual violator or a first time DUI driver, our attorneys want to help with your case. There are always Georgia DUI Defenses that we can use to support your case. However, time is of the essence with DUI cases. You only have 30 days to prevent the automatic suspension of your driver's license. Additionally, the more time you give us to collect evidence, the better. Call now.
Defending the DUI
Successful DUI defense combines knowledge, experience, negotiation skills, and advocacy from your Concord GA DUI attorney. 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.
Attorney Richard Lawson formerly served as a prosecutor but has spent more than 20 years defending those charged with DUI. Because of his experience as a prosecutor, he is able to bring an incredible and rare perspective and knowledge to each case.
Our Concord GA DUI Lawyers will handle your case from start to finish on both the criminal and DDS fronts. 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.
Our DUI Attorneys in Concord GA 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. Once they understand the circumstances surrounding your arrest, we will begin to build your defense. Some of the issues we will look at include:
- The adequacy of the stop
- Whether the procedure for implied consent was followed
- Whether a lawful arrest occurred
- Proper procedure for the breath or blood test
- Chain of command for the testing
- Maintenance log for the breathalyzer test
If there is a defense for your case, we will find it and collect the evidence to support it. We care about your future and will work with you to achieve the goals for your case.
Concord GA Municipal Court
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Concord, GA, your case will proceed to Concord Municipal Court. Judge David Fowler presides over the Court. The Court is located at 50 Main Street, Concord, GA 30206. For more information, call (770) 884-5221.
Map to Concord GA Municipal Court
Lawson and Berry is Georgia's premier DUI defense firm. We have over 50 combined years of experience defending DUI cases. Our knowledge is unmatched, and we are prepared to assist with your case now. Our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call. Call now for a free case evaluation.