Jasper GA DUI Lawyer

JASPER GA DUI LAWYER - JASPER GA DUI ATTORNEY

Lawson and Berry is a Georgia law firm that specializes in DUI defense. Whether you have been charged with your first DUI, your fourth DUI, or a DUI related offenses, our experience is unmatched. Our Jasper GA DUI Attorneys are prepared to assist with your case now. Call today for a free case evaluation.

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 Jasper 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.

Jasper GA DUI Defenses

When charged with DUI, many people think they are out of options. However, this could not be further from the truth. There are numerous Georgia DUI defenses we can use to bolster your case, and with our help, you may be able to avoid having a DUI on your criminal record. Some of the most common ways to challenge a DUI arrest include:

  1. Was there a valid reason to initiate the original traffic stop?
  2. Was the Georgia Implied Consent Notice read correctly?
  3. Were the Field Sobriety tests appropriately executed?
  4. Did the arrest result from a roadblock and did the officer follow procedure?
  5. Did the officer have probable cause to arrest you for DUI?
  6. If a chemical test was done, was there a proper chain of custody for the blood or urine?
  7. Was your vehicle lawfully searched?
  8. Did the breath test machine work properly?
  9. Does the officer have a disciplinary record?
  10. Was the driver informed of their right to an outside chemical sobriety test?

This list is not all-inclusive. These are just some arguments we could make if they applied to your case. However, there are numerous other defenses we can raise after we know the specifics of your case. Every case is different, and we will advise you of your options after we have thoroughly researched your situation.

Penalties for a DUI in Jasper GA

One of the first questions we get asked from a client is what penalties are they facing. We will address what the consequences are for a first, second, and third DUI conviction in Jasper. 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 Jasper GA, 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 Jasper GA:

  • 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

Second DUI penalty:

  • Minimum three days in jail
  • 12-36 months or probation
  • Fines between $600-$1,000
  • 240 hours of community service
  • License suspension for at least 1 year
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Surrender or license plate
  • 17 weeks of alcohol and drug counseling
  • Publication of photo in the local newspaper
  • DUI Court programs

Third DUI penalty in Jasper GA:

  • 12-36 months of probation
  • Fine between $1,000-$5,000
  • Surrender of license plate
  • 5-year license suspension with a limited permit available after two years of ignition interlock device
  • 17 weeks of alcohol and drug counseling
  • Publication of photo in the local newspaper
  • Habitual violator status

Remember, these only come into play if you are convicted. Our Jasper GA DUI Lawyers have decades of experience getting DUI charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. Let us help you avoid these consequences!

Jasper GA Municipal Court

If you have been charged with DUI, a city ordinance violation, or another misdemeanor traffic violation within the city limits of Jasper GA, your case will proceed to Jasper Municipal Court. The City of Jasper Municipal Court is held on the third Tuesday of the month starting at 9:00 a.m. The Honorable Judge James Johnson presides over the Court. Court is held at Jasper City Hall located at 200 Burnt Mountain Road, Jasper, GA 30143. For more information, call (706) 692-9100. 

Map to Jasper GA Municipal Court

Contact Us Today for Help with your Jasper GA DUI Case

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.

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Recent Case Results

  • This case was in Helen Municipal Court.  The client was charged with a DUI and four counts of DUI Child Endangerment.  In Georgia, for every child under the age of 14 in a vehicle it is considered a separate DUI offense.  The client would have been declared an habitual violator from one arrest an... Read On

  • Client was charged with a suspended license because he did not reinstate his privilege to drive after the expiration of his restricted license.  Per my advice, the client properly reinstated his license the day after he was charged.  Case Dismissed in Cobb County State Court.  Read On

  • Client was a resident of New York who was arrested while he was visiting Georgia for pleasure. He was charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Speeding 37 MPH over the speed limit. We were able to get the client an unbelievable outcome in Hampton, Georgia. His DUI dismissed, his speeding ticket wa... Read On

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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.

Georgia DUI Defense Attorneys

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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