Jasper County GA DUI Lawyer – Jasper County GA DUI Attorney
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The Law Office of Richard Lawson is a Georgia law firm that is devoted exclusively to DUI Defense. Richard Lawson began his legal career over 25 years ago as a DUI Prosecutor and now uses that experience to his clients' advantage. Please check out his stellar reviews on Avvo and contact our office for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
If you were arrested for DUI in Jasper County Georgia, you need to know that you only have thirty days from the date of your arrest to prevent your Georgia driver's license from suspension. To do so, you or your Jasper County Georgia DUI Lawyer must request an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or an ignition interlock device. The State charges a filing fee of $150. If an ALS hearing or the interlock device is not requested, your license will automatically be suspended.
If you have been accused of refusing the State's chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, your Georgia driver's license will be suspended for one year, with no chance for a restricted permit to drive from work or school, or an early reinstatement. Contact a Jasper County GA DUI Attorney as soon as possible after your DUI arrest, because waiting can only make things worse.
How Can a DUI Lawyer Help My Case?
DUI Defense is a specialized area of law that demands a lot of experience, training, and skill. If you try to represent yourself or just face the music and plead guilty; you will face time in jail, a license suspension, steep fines, community service, and probation. All of that for just a first offense! A conviction for DUI can affect your life long after you have completed and fulfilled your punishment. After you feel like you have your life together, and put it all in the past, you discover that your DUI conviction is making it hard for you to get a job, get promoted at your current job, get school loans or a professional license. An experienced Jasper County Georgia DUI Lawyer can help you avoid the severe consequences of a Jasper County GA DUI conviction.
Shouldn't I Choose a Local Attorney for My Defense?
One common mistake people make when they are arrested for DUI is assume that only a “local” lawyer is the best choice. That can be a terrible decision and cause problems that could be detrimental to their case. For example, the Law Office of Richard Lawson's main office is in Atlanta, Georgia, but our attorneys practice all over the state. Why? You see, many people have spread the word as to the abilities of our firm after experiencing substandard legal representation from the local general practitioner attorney they initially hired to handle their DUI case. As a result, it is best to choose a DUI Attorney in Jasper GA who specializes their practice to the defense of DUI cases, and who also has plenty of experience where you are being prosecuted. The Jasper County Georgia DUI Lawyers with the Law Offices of Richard Lawson provides both.
Inherently, there is nothing wrong with seeking the legal advice of a lawyer from a small community to help with DUI Defense. The problem is that lawyers who practice in a small town have to make a living continuing to practice law. That is a simple reality. What is unfortunate is that reality means they have to learn a little about a lot of areas of law so they can meet the needs of the small number of people they can represent. As a result, an individual has to be very careful to make sure that their small town lawyer keeps up with Georgia's ever-changing DUI laws, and is someone who is known and respected by the local prosecution and judges as someone who will fight for their clients' rights in court. You do not want a small town attorney who will merely serve to communicate to you how his or her friend in the prosecution's office wishes to punish you.
All that being said, years of running a law firm alone does not say a lot as to the capabilities of any attorney being considered for your defense. However, when your life, liberty, and livelihood are on the line, a more than twenty years' reputation of excellence focused upon Georgia DUI Defense speaks volumes.
Jasper County GA Court System
Depending on where you were arrested determines the court that will have jurisdiction over your case. If you are arrested inside the city limits of an incorporated city, your case will move through that city's municipal court.
Jasper County Probate Court
If you were arrested for DUI in Monticello or in an unincorporated area of Jasper County, your case would be heard in Jasper County Probate Court. The Honorable Linda M. Keller is the Probate Court Judge. Court is held at 126 West Greene Street, Monticello, GA 31064. Call (706) 468-4903 for more information.
Map to Jasper County GA Probate Court
Jasper County Superior Court
Jasper County Superior Court has jurisdiction over all felony cases in Jasper County. Jasper County Superior Court is part of the Eighth Judicial Administrative District known as the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, along with Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jones, Morgan, Putnam, and Wilkinson Counties. Court is held at 125 West Greene Street, Monticello, GA 31064. Dan Jordan is the Chief Superior Court Clerk, and may be reached by calling (706) 468-4901. There are five Superior Court Judges who preside over felony cases:
William A. Prior, Jr., Chief Judge
P.O. Box 728
Madison, GA 30650
Judge Hugh V. Wingfield, III
P.O. Drawer 1539
Gray, GA 31032
Judge E. Trenton Brown, III
100 S. Jefferson Avenue, Suite 335
Eatonton, GA 31024
Judge Brenda H. Trammell
P.O. Box 1050
Milledgeville, GA 31059
Judge Alison T. Burleson
P.O. Box 111
Monticello, GA 31064
Map to Jasper County GA Superior Court
The Chief Prosecuting Officer for Superior Court is the District Attorney's Office. The District Attorney for Jasper County may be contacted by calling (478) 986-3166.
Aggressive DUI Defense
If you or someone you care about has been charged with DUI in Jasper County GA, you need an aggressive DUI Lawyer in Jasper County GA on your side. For more than twenty five years, Richard Lawson has been fighting for the rights of individuals arrested and charged with DUI. You can trust our Jasper County GA DUI Lawyers to skillfully handle your defense. Contact us today for a free consultation. Our Jasper County GA DUI Attorneys work on a flat, upfront fee. We also accept all major credit cards. Your best defense begins with us!
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