ELBERTON DUI LAWYER - ELBERTON DUI ATTORNEY
If you have been charged with a DUI, you need to call a Elberton DUI Lawyer immediately. The penalties for a DUI charge are severe and can have drastic effects on your future. Our attorneys have over 50 combined years of experience and are prepared to assist with your case today. Call now for a free case evaluation.
30 Day Warning
If you have been arrested for DUI in Elberton or anywhere else in Elbert County, you only have 30 days to save your license from suspension. You must file a letter requesting an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing or install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle to save your license. If you fail to request the letter or install the device within 30 days, then your license will automatically suspended. However, if you refused the State's testing of your blood, breath, or urine, your license will be automatically suspended for twelve months.
First DUI Penalties in Elberton
One of the first questions we get asked from a client is what penalties are they facing. Even though a DUI is generally a misdemeanor charge, there are severe consequences. However, remember this only apply if you are convicted. No one should simply plead guilty and accept these consequences. There are always Georgia DUI defenses we can use to support your case.
If convicted of DUI in Elberton, the penalties you face will vary depending on a number of circumstances. The facts of the case influence whether a judge orders a sentence closer to the maximum or minimum limits. In large part, the sentencing ranges depending on the number of prior DUI convictions.
First DUI penalty in Elberton:
- Up to one year in jail
- 12 months of probation
- Fine between $300-$100 plus court costs and surcharges
- At least 40 hours of community service
- DUI school
- Driver's license suspension, with a limited permit to drive
- MADD panel
- Substance abuse counseling
How Our Elberton DUI Lawyers Can Assist with Your Case
Attorney Richard Lawson formerly served as a prosecutor but has spent more than 25 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 Elberton 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.
Our DUI Attorneys in Elberton 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.
Elberton Municipal Court
If your DUI arrest occurred in Elberton, your case will proceed in Elberton Municipal Court. The Honorable Robert A. Johnson is the Municipal Court Judge. Court is held at 230 North McIntosh Street, Elberton, Georgia 30635. If you need more information, call (706) 213-3100.
Map to Elberton Municipal Court
Contact Us Today
Let the Elberton DUI Attorneys with Lawson and Berry put your mind at ease. We have a team of skilled DUI lawyers who have a track record of success in defending DUI cases. Call us now for a hassle-free, no-obligation case evaluation.