EMERSON DUI LAWYER - EMERSON DUI ATTORNEY
If you have been charged with DUI in Emerson, GA, you need an experienced DUI lawyer to assist with your case. Our Emerson DUI Attorneys understand the subtle nuances in the criminal justice system that can be the difference between success and failure. We offer representation for DUI, drug possession cases, and other related crimes. Contact us now for a free case evaluation.
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 an Emerson DUI Attorney to discuss whether the ALS hearing or the ignition interlock device is the best option for your case.
Prescription Drug DUI
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a common charge across the United States. However, over the past decade, we have seen the amount of DUI charges due to alcohol slightly decline while prescription drug DUI charges have increased. In Georgia, we have represented hundreds of drivers that found themselves charged with prescription drug DUI.
A prescription drug DUI can include over the counter medications, allergy medications, and other legal prescriptions. Many of our clients are under the false assumption that just because they take a legal prescription, it is okay to drive while taking it. Several medications can cause drowsiness that can cause them to drive impaired. As soon as your driving becomes impaired, the act comes illegal. Some types of drugs and the effects they can have on your driving include:
- Prescription Painkillers: Drugs such as Percocet and Vicodin can cause intoxication.
- Muscle Relaxers: Drugs that help with back or other muscle pain can cause severe drowsiness.
- Cough Syrup: Most cough syrups contain codeine, which causes people to feel drowsy, sleepy, or dizzy.
- Anxiety Medications: Drugs like Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac, Buspirone, or Celexa may cause a driver to feel drowsy.
- Nighttime Cold or Flu Medicine: These types of medicines contain chemicals intended to help you sleep.
Similarly to DUI alcohol, a charge does not mean you are guilty! While there are challenges when it comes to testing for impairment related to prescription drug DUIs, our DUI attorneys in Emerson are skilled at finding applicable legal defenses. If you were charged with prescription drug DUI because you did not realize the side effects, we may be able to reduce your charge. This is especially true with first-time DUI drivers.
In sum, a valid prescription is not a defense if the person is found to be a less safe driver due to the consumption of medication. However, there are numerous other DUI defenses that we can use to support your case.
Emerson Municipal Court
Where your misdemeanor DUI arrest occurred will determine which court will have jurisdiction over your case. For example, if you were arrested within the city limits of Emerson, you would need an Emerson DUI Lawyer to defend you in Emerson Municipal Court. The Honorable Lance T. McCoy is the Municipal Court Judge, and Vickey Banks is the Court Clerk. Court is held at the Emerson Police Department located at 700 Highway 293, Emerson, Georgia 30137. Call (770) 386-6696 for more information.
Map to Emerson Municipal Court
Contact Us Today
Contact Lawson and Berry today if you have been arrested for a DUI or a related offense in Emerson. Our seasoned DUI lawyers in Emerson are waiting to take your call and explain the options for your case. Call today and speak with an attorney who truly cares about your future! We will make sure your rights, future, and freedom are protected!