Ball Ground GA DUI Attorney
At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we have been representing clients charged with DUI and other related charges for more than 25 years. Whether you face a first DUI charge, a probation violation, 3rd DUI charge, DUI child endangerment, or another charge, our office is here to help. Contact our DUI Lawyers in Ball Ground Georgia now for a free case evaluation.
Many people are unaware that a DUI arrest starts two cases against you: an administrative case as well as the criminal case. The administrative case involves a hearing to determine whether or not your driver's license will be suspended. This hearing is completely separate from the DUI trial, and you only have 30 days to request this hearing, or else your driver's license will be automatically suspended. Our Ball Ground GA DUI Lawyers are skilled in defending clients at both the ALS hearing and the criminal case. We will make sure your rights are protected throughout the entire process.
DUI Drug Charges
Most people associate a DUI charge with alcohol, but DUI drug charges are becoming much more common. A DUI drug charge can arise from the use of illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and even over-the-counter medicine. Most people are aware that they can be arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana, but many of them are shocked to learn they can be arrested for driving under the influence of a prescription medication or over-the-counter medicine. Our Ball Ground DUI Lawyers have decades of experience handling DUI drug charges and know how to effectively fight the charge.
Field Sobriety Tests
When people are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, the police officer usually asks them to perform a series of standardized field sobriety tests. It's important to remember that unlike a blood, breath, or urine test, you can decline to submit to a field sobriety test without facing any legal penalties. If you have submitted to field sobriety tests and did poorly, there are a variety of defenses available. Many of the tests are difficult to do under perfect conditions, and the added scrutiny from the officer and nerves can lead to officers thinking you are impaired when you are not. Our DUI Lawyers in Ball Ground are experts in getting the results from field sobriety tests invalidated.
While probation may seem like the best option to avoid jail time, there are numerous conditions you must comply with or else you risk going to jail. Some of the conditions may include abstaining from alcohol, participating in a drug program, community service, fines, and weekly drug screenings. If you fail to follow the terms of your probation, then you will be charged with a probation violation and will most likely have to go to jail while you wait for your hearing. Probation violations are serious matters, especially if a judge feels that you are disrespecting your probation and the court.
Ball Ground GA Municipal Court
Ball Ground Municipal Court handles cases involving city ordinance violations, traffic offenses, and other misdemeanors, including DUI and shoplifting, that occur within the Ball Ground city limits. The Honorable Judge Gary Markwell presides over the Court. Court is held on the third Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in Ball Ground City Hall, located at 215 Valley Street, Ball Ground, GA 30107. For more information, contact the Court at 770-735-2123.
Contact Our DUI Lawyers in Ball Ground Today
Call now and speak with our skilled Ball Ground GA DUI Attorneys today. With over 50 combined years of experience, we promise to help you achieve a favorable outcome in your case. We understand how stressful a DUI arrest can be and are here to help you! Call now for a free case evaluation.