RESACA DUI LAWYER - RESACA DUI ATTORNEY
If you have been charged with a DUI in Resaca, you need to act fast! Lawson and Berry prosecutor has been practicing DUI defense for over 20 years. Our founder, Richard Lawson, was a prosecutor for many years and his experience is invaluable because he knows both sides and exactly what to expect. Contact our office and find out why we are Georgia's top-rated DUI firm.
If you are arrested for DUI in Resaca, you or your Resaca DUI Attorney needs to file a request for an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing or an ignition interlock device within 30 days of your arrest. The filing fee is $150. If an ignition interlock device or the ALS hearing is not requested within 30 days, then your Georgia driver's license will be suspended. Furthermore, if you refused the State's test of your breath, blood, or urine, your license would be suspended for one year.
Have You Been Arrested for DUI in Resaca?
Anyone who is charged with DUI should be aware of the seriousness of the charge. Being arrested for DUI is only the beginning of a long process. There are hearings and motions to file, and your case could take months to resolve. If found guilty, a DUI in Resaca will have serious consequences. The penalties can include the suspension of your driver's license, termination of employment, incarceration, and large fines. To have the best chance of a positive outcome, it is critical to hire an experienced DUI Attorney in Resaca to help you properly navigate your way through the legal process and protect your rights. Lawson and Berry has the experience you need to achieve the best outcome in your case. We have over 50 combined years of criminal defense experience. We understand both the legal and technical laws surrounding DUI and how to make the law work in your favor.
Types of DUI Cases in Resaca
If arrested for DUI, you were either charged with DUI per se or DUI less safe. DUI per se occurs when a person is driving with a blood alcohol content that is over the legal limit. For people over 21 years of age, the limit is .08. For CDL drivers, the limit is .04. A person can be found guilty of DUI in Resaca if their BAC was over the limit even if the prosecution cannot show that their ability to drive was impaired. The prosecution is only required to show that the driver's BAC was .08 or higher within three hours of being in control of a vehicle.
A person can be charged with DUI less safe if the officer can demonstrate that the driver had impaired driving ability through observation. Some examples include:
- Allowing vehicle to drift from side to side on the road
- Swerving to avoid running off the road
- Driving the middle of 2 lanes
- Nearly hitting something or someone
- Hitting the brakes erratically
- Driving too slowly
- Taking a turn too wide
How We Can Help
Our Resaca DUI Lawyers have years of experience defending both DUI per se cases and DUI less safe cases. We know how to challenge the constitutionality of the stop as well as the results of the blood or alcohol test. The important thing to remember is that a charge is not the same as a conviction. There are always defenses we can use for your case. Your case is not hopeless.
Resaca Municipal Court
If you were arrested in the City of Resaca, your case will proceed to Resaca Municipal Court. The Honorable Robert Sneed is the Municipal Court Judge. Court is held on the last Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. The Court/City Hall address is 330 Walker Street, Resaca, GA 30735. The phone number is (706) 624-1336.
Map to Resaca Municipal Court
Contact Us Now
Call and speak with one of our DUI Lawyers in Resaca, or visit our website for more DUI information. You have nothing to lose by allowing us to provide you with a free case evaluation. If you need a DUI Lawyer in Resaca, you want knowledge and skill. We look forward to speaking with you about your case. Call now.