Taylor County GA DUI Lawyer – Taylor County GA DUI Attorney
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Attorney Richard Lawson is a former Georgia DUI Prosecutor with over 20 years' experience in DUI law. The Law Office of Richard Lawson is a legal firm strictly devoted to DUI Defense. Please see our reviews on Avvo and contact our office for a free case evaluation.
If you have been arrested for DUI in Taylor County GA, you only have thirty days to keep you Georgia driver's license from being suspended. To do so, you or your Taylor County GA DUI Lawyer must file a request for an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or an ignition interlock device. The cost to file is $150. If this hearing is not requested within the thirty-day timeframe, 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 full year with no opportunity for a restricted license or early reinstatement. Contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson today to speak with an experienced Taylor County Georgia DUI Attorney.
Your Taylor County GA DUI Attorney
It's a terrible feeling, isn't it? You are on your way home from a night out with friends, and you look in your rearview mirror and see the flashing blue lights of a police car. You had a few drinks tonight, and you're behind the wheel with a law enforcement officer approaching your vehicle who has the training to detect the signs of DUI.
If you have come to our site, you have more than likely experienced the above-described scenario, or someone you care about was arrested for DUI in Taylor County Georgia. Now you are looking for answers to your Taylor County DUI questions such as:
- Can I get my charge reduced?
- Will I have to go to jail?
- Will I lose my Georgia driver's license?
- Can I keep my license from being suspended?
At the Law Office of Richard Lawson, we like clients to ask questions. You have been arrested and charged with DUI and are facing time in jail, hefty fines, and a suspension of your Georgia driving privileges. You don't know what to do, but you know you need the help of a professional Taylor County DUI Lawyer.
You just submitted to your very first breath test, and you cannot believe the results. You are supposed to be the designated driver; what happened? The police officer says your breath test result is accurate, and you are over the legal limit of .08. The important thing here is not to panic. Try to clear your head and keep track of all that is occurring around you, as well as everything that led to your traffic stop and up to the time you contacted a Taylor County GA DUI Lawyer.
No matter what, do not let your breath test results intimidate you and cause you to plead guilty. Our Taylor County Georgia DUI Attorneys have the knowledge and experience to fight for your rights when you need it most.
Breath Test Inaccuracies
Breath tests are far from perfect, and their results can be influenced by many factors. Whether you have a physical disability or other medical condition that affected the test, or the testing equipment was faulty, or if there were issues with how the test was administered, our Taylor County DUI Lawyers have the experience and know how to defend against breath test inaccuracies.
Some conditions that may affect breath test results include endogenous ethanol alcohol production (alcohol naturally produced by the human body). Everyone has this condition, and it is possible to produce enough alcohol to make you have a higher breath test result than the amount of alcohol you had to drink. Same goes for diabetics who experience hypoglycemia. They too may produce inaccurate breath test results.
Breath testing equipment may also fail and produce an inaccurate result. If the equipment is not maintained routinely, or if it is not operated correctly, the possibility of inaccuracies increase. Machines, even if maintained properly, cannot protect you from someone who does not know how to operate it properly, giving you a wrong reading. Also, persons administering the test must be certified to operate the machine and on how to give the test.
Taylor County GA Court System
In Taylor County Georgia, your DUI case may be adjudicated in Butler Municipal Court, Reynolds Municipal Court, Taylor County Probate Court, or Taylor County Superior Court.
Butler GA Municipal Court
Butler Georgia is responsible for handling ordinance and traffic violations that occur within the city limits of Butler. Cindy Moulton is the Clerk of Court, and the Honorable E. Wayne Jernigan, Sr. is the Butler Municipal Court judge. Court is held at 12 Cedar Street, Butler, GA 31006. Please call (478) 862-9333 for more information. When you need a DUI Lawyer in Butler GA, contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson. We have a qualified Butler GA DUI Attorney waiting for your call to discuss your DUI case.
Map to Butler GA Municipal Court
Reynolds GA Municipal Court
Reynolds Municipal Court handles city ordinance and traffic violations that occur in the City of Reynolds Georgia. Chief Court Clerks are Shaiqueta Brown and Tonya Kirksey, and the Honorable E. Wayne Jernigan, Sr. is the Reynolds Municipal Court judge.
Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM – 5 PM. Court is held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 10 AM The Armory located at 88 William Wainwright Street, Reynolds, GA 31076.
When you need a DUI Lawyer in Reynolds GA, contact the Law Office of Richard Lawson. We have a Reynolds GA DUI Attorney waiting to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Map to Reynolds GA Municipal Court
Taylor County GA Probate Court
If you have been arrested for DUI in an area of unincorporated Taylor County, your case will begin in Taylor County Probate Court. The Honorable Dianne C. Renfroe is the Taylor County Probate judge. Court is held at 2 North Broad Street, Butler, GA 31006. Call (478) 862-3357 for more information.
Map to Taylor County GA Probate and Superior Courts
Taylor County Superior Court
Taylor County Superior Court is responsible for handling all felony cases and jury trials. Mr. Robert E. Taunton, Jr. is the Superior Court Clerk and may be reached by calling (478) 862-5594.
Taylor County Superior is part of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, along with Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Muscogee, and Talbot Counties. There are seven judges who hear cases:
- Honorable Gil McBride (Chief Judge)
- Honorable Maureen Gottfried
- Honorable Frank J. Jordan, Jr.
- Honorable Ron Mullins
- Honorable Bobby G. Peters
- Honorable William Rumer
- Honorable Arthur L. Smith, III
District Attorney Julia Slater handles the prosecution of all misdemeanor and felony cases in Talbot County Superior Court. Her contact information is:
Julia Slater, District Attorney
Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
100 10th Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, GA 31901
As soon as you are released from jail, your next step should be to contact a qualified Taylor County GA DUI Lawyer with the Law Office of Richard Lawson. Our experienced Taylor County Georgia DUI Attorneys are waiting to take your call and discuss your options. We are available for you 24/7 for your convenience, including weekends and holidays. Call now for your free consultation with one of our Taylor County Georgia DUI Lawyers!
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