Pendergrass DUI Lawyer - Pendergrass DUI Attorney
If you have been charged with a DUI in Pendergrass or anywhere else in Jackson County, GA, your freedom is at stake. Our Pendergrass DUI Attorneys know how strict Georgia DUI laws are on people and want to help you avoid the serious implications a DUI conviction will have on your life. Do not make the mistake of thinking there are no options for your case, and you should just plead guilty! A DUI conviction can come with thousands of dollars in fines, possible jail time, community service, and a driver's license suspension. Put our experience to work in your Pendergrass DUI case. Call now for a free case evaluation.
If you have been arrested for DUI in Pendergrass, you only have 30 days to keep your license from being suspended. You or your Pendergrass DUI Lawyer must file a 30-day letter or install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle to avoid the suspension. If the 30-day letter is not sent or the device is not installed, then your license will be suspended. However, if you refused the State's chemical test of your blood, urine, or breath, then your license will be suspended for one year. Call our Pendergrass DUI Attorneys now to discuss which option is best for your case.
A DUI Arrest in Pendergrass
A Georgia DUI arrest is a frightening experience. We have many clients who have never even had a parking ticket find themselves facing DUI charges and are unsure where to start. The best advice we can give is to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Pendergrass DUI Attorney. A DUI conviction has the ability to alter your life forever. However, it does not have to! We have focused our entire practice on DUI law, and we are happy to guide you through each step of the process. We want success for your case as much as you do and we will do everything we can to reach the desired outcome for your situation.
Defenses to a Pendergrass DUI Charge
We speak to clients every day that doubt whether we can actually defend their DUI case. They are under the misconception that DUI cases cannot be won and that it is best for them to plead guilty. This could not be further from the truth. There are hundreds of DUI defenses that can be explored to see if they are appropriate for your case. We never advise our clients to just plead guilty without us investigating all of the facts. Our Pendergrass DUI Attorneys have over 50 combined years of experience. We have successfully defended thousands of cases even when the client was sure there was no hope. Even if you blew over the limit, we can help. Even if this DUI was your second DUI in a year, we can help! Some defenses we will explore to see if they apply to your case include but are not limited to:
- Challenging the constitutionality of the stop: When pulled over for a DUI, the officer must have probable cause to initiate the stop the stop. Whether it was for a traffic violation or suspected DUI, the officer must have had probable cause. A successful defense of the underlying traffic violation can result in the collapse of the probable cause supporting the DUI charge as well.
- Challenging the field sobriety tests: Many people are unsure as to whether they have to submit to field sobriety tests or not. Some people wrongfully assume they will be arrested if they fail to do so. However, this is not true, and many times, the tests are not administered correctly. A successful challenge of field sobriety tests can result in them being admissible. This could result in the DUI charge being dismissed.
- Challenging the validity of the blood test: There are numerous ways in which the results of the blood test can be challenged. From a mistake in the chain of command to tampering or error during the test, even a positive reading taken incorrectly may not be admissible in court.
These are just a few of the many DUI defenses we can use to support your case. No matter what situation you may find yourself in, our Pendergrass DUI Lawyers are here to help.
Pendergrass Municipal Court
If you are arrested in the city of Pendergrass, your case will go to Pendergrass Municipal Court. The Chief Judge is Robert John Russell, III. The Clerk of Court is Renee Martinez. Scott Tolbert and Walter Harvey are two additional municipal court judges. For questions about your case, call the court phone number at 706-693-2494.
Here are Lawson and Berry, we understand that you may need a lawyer or an answer to your questions outside of regular business hours. That is why we pride ourselves on being open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We do not think you should have to wait until the next business day or 9:00 a.m. to get an answer when you need one. Call now and speak to one of our DUI lawyers in Pendergrass today and receive a free case evaluation.