Peachtree Corners DUI Lawyer – Peachtree Corners DUI Attorney
Richard Lawson is a former prosecutor with over 20 years' experience in Georgia DUI Law. He is the top-rated DUI attorney in the state as rated by Avvo. Please see his reviews and contact us for a hassle-free, no-obligation evaluation of your Peachtree Corners DUI case.
If you were arrested and charged with DUI in Peachtree Corners or anywhere in Gwinnett County, you (or your Peachtree Corners DUI Lawyer) only have thirty days from the date of your arrest to file a request for an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or a request for an ignition interlock device or your license will automatically be suspended. The filing fee for the hearing request is $150. If you refused the State's chemical test of your breath, blood, or urine, your license would be suspended for one year with no chance of a restricted permit. When you need an experienced DUI Lawyer in Peachtree Corners, choose a Peachtree Corners DUI Attorney from the Law Office of Richard Lawson.
Know Your Options
If you have been arrested for DUI in Peachtree Corners, you should know what to expect and what you are facing. You probably have a lot of questions you need to be answered. You do not need to be told how serious a Peachtree Corners DUI charge is. You know what is at stake.
A DUI Charge Is Not The Same As A Conviction
Being arrested for DUI in Peachtree Corners does not automatically mean you are guilty or that you will be convicted. An arrest is not the same as a conviction. The State of Georgia must prove you guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Georgia DUI laws are strict but fair. To prove their case, the prosecution must demonstrate these distinct elements:
- You were operating a motor vehicle (driving)
- You were doing so in the county/city in question
- A blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more
In situations where there are no chemical test results, the prosecution must show you to be otherwise impaired. That is where our office comes in. We are DUI Lawyers in Peachtree Corners with years of experience defending drivers just like you. Now let's discuss how you might have gotten to our site.
The Arrest Process
Life moves pretty fast. One minute you are out to dinner, having fun with friends and having a couple drinks to relax. You are ready to head home and feel fine to drive and will be okay behind the wheel. However, on your drive home, you come up to a roadblock or get pulled over for running a stop sign. You feel nervous and anxious, but know you are not impaired, so you think everything will be okay. The law enforcement officer walks up to your car and asks you to roll down your window. The officer smells alcohol on your breath, and the next thing you know, you are embroiled in a full-blown Peachtree Corners DUI investigation and now you need a Peachtree Corners DUI Attorney.
Next, the officer will inquire as to whether you had any alcohol to drink and ask you to get out of your car. Once you are out of the vehicle, you will likely be asked to perform what are called “field sobriety tests.” If you answer the officer's questions, you are only going to incriminate yourself. If you refuse, well, you know what will happen. If you attempt to do the field sobriety tests, you will probably fail, as they are nearly impossible for anyone to do, no matter what. If you refuse, it is the same outcome. If you have been pulled over, and police smell alcohol on your breath, you will be arrested and taken to jail, whether you cooperate or refuse. At that point, it does not matter. However, after you are released from jail, the tides turn, and your Peachtree Corners DUI Defense process begins.
How Our Peachtree Corners DUI Attorneys Defend Cases
If you choose to be represented by one of our Peachtree Corners DUI Lawyers, this is what they will do:
- Request every bit of the State's evidence against you, including video. The video will possibly show the stop, the initial police contact, field sobriety performance, arrest, and Miranda warnings. Your Peachtree Corners DUI Attorney will be able to see your interactions with police in real time, and a picture (or video) is worth a thousand words. The police video can “make or break” a Peachtree Corners DUI case depending what can be seen on it.
- Carefully evaluate all of the evidence and thoroughly go over it all with you and discuss your options along with our suggestions. Our Peachtree Corners DUI Attorneys will review any and all plea offers and explain in detail, their pros and cons. After it is all said and done, and our DUI Attorneys in Peachtree Corners have answered every question you have had and given you their best advice, you will be in the best position to make a decision on how you want to proceed with your case. With the Law Office of Richard Lawson, you are the decision-maker and always in charge.
- If you decide that you want a jury trial, your Peachtree Corners DUI Lawyer will request one. We believe juries are fair, but the best defense starts with a good offense.
Choosing a Peachtree Corners DUI Lawyer
When looking for an attorney (not just a Peachtree Corners DUI Attorney), you will see there are many potential choices. We encourage all potential clients to do their research to find the best one. Everyone knows someone who is a “good lawyer,” but it is wider to find out as much as you can through your own research. Searching the Internet is good to get information on a lawyer's credentials and experience. It is a good idea actually to interview several attorneys, as it is an important decision, and worth taking the time to do. In the end, after you have thoroughly evaluated several attorneys, you should choose the best one who puts you at ease and gives you the most confidence in handling your case.
Peachtree Corners Municipal Court
Peachtree Municipal Court is responsible for hearing city ordinance and traffic violations that occur within Peachtree Corners city limits.
The Honorable Charles L. Barrett, III is the Municipal Court Judge, and Brandon Branham is the Clerk of Court. He may be reached by calling (770) 609-8816 from 9 AM – 4 PM, Monday – Friday, or by emailing him at [email protected]treecornersga.org.
Court is held at 4 PM on the first Thursday of each month (except holidays) in the Council Chambers at 147 Technology Parkway, Suite 200, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092.
Map to Peachtree Corners Municipal Court
Peachtree Corners DUI Defense
An arrest for DUI in Peachtree Corners does not have to ruin your life. However, waiting to contact a Peachtree Corners DUI Attorney as soon as you are released from jail can make your case more difficult and less successful. Contact the Peachtree Corners DUI Lawyers with the Law Office of Richard Lawson to discuss your case. We have a Peachtree Corners DUI Attorney waiting to take your call to give you a free, no-obligation case evaluation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Even holidays! Call now.
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