Avondale Estates DUI Attorney
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI in Avondale Estates, call The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson today. You may think your situation is hopeless, and there is nothing you can do, but you could not be more wrong. There are numerous defenses we can use to defend your case and reduce the damage to your life and future.
Understanding Atlanta DUIs and courtroom proceedings can be a challenge. However, hiring a qualified Avondale Estates DUI Attorney who concentrates their practice on drunk driving defense will make all the difference in your case.
ALS Hearings in Avondale Estates
When charged with a DUI in Avondale Estates, you only have 30 days to protect the automatic suspension of your driver's license. Within 30 days of your arrest, you must file an appeal of your driver's license suspension or elect to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. Failure to act will result in a one-year license suspension. If you refused to submit to the State-Administered test of your blood, breath, or urine, the suspension will be for twelve (12) months.
This hearing is separate from the criminal proceedings. The license suspension must be resolved with the Department of Driver Services at an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing. Your attorney can handle this hearing for you without you having to appear. Winning an ALS hearing saves your Georgia driver's license and your privilege to drive in Georgia. There are lots of defenses your DUI Lawyer in Avondale can use to protect your driving privileges.
Once the ALS hearing is resolved, your lawyer will focus on the criminal proceeding where the penalties include jail time, fines, community service, and more.
Skilled Avondale Estate DUI Representation
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson have more than 25 years of DUI defense experience. No one should have to face a DUI charge alone. The stress and uncertainty that goes with a DUI arrest can make you feel that nothing can be done, and you should just accept the consequences. Over the past 25 years, we have honed our knowledge and skills and collected numerous resources to help our clients. Our presence in the community for so long has enabled us to develop relationships with police officers, judges, prosecutors, solicitors, and court staff. We understand the underlying rules in each county and know how charges differ from one city to the next. Our relationship with the judges allows us to give you informed options about your case because we know how the prosecution thinks.
The best decision for your case is to hire one of our Avondale Estates DUI Attorneys. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible defense to our clients. We place a high value on communication, which is why our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We believe that you should not have to wait until Monday or regular business hours to receive an answer to your question. No matter if it is late at night, a weekend, or a holiday, we promise that you will have your question answered!
Avondale Estates Municipal Court
If your case originated within the city limits of Avondale Estates, your call will proceed to Avondale Municipal Court. The Municipal Court is located at 21 North Avondale Plaza, Avondale Estates, Georgia, and the phone number is (404) 294-0531. The Avondale Estates Court Clerk is Marcella Shaw. The judges in Avondale Estates are Judge Joseph Conoscienti and Judge Stephen Nichols. The prosecutor is Josie Stevens. She is a part-time prosecutor who is also a full-time practicing lawyer.
Contact Us Today
If you have been charged with DUI, there is no time to waste. Whether this is your first offense, second offense, or a DUI with an accident, we can assist with your case. Our decades of experience, coupled with a successful track record can help protect your life, future, and freedom. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.