Bibb County DUI Lawyer
Bibb County has an interesting court system and it is critical that you hire a DUI Attorney in Bibb County if you or a loved one find yourselves charged with DUI. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we have over 25 years of experience defending DUI clients. Our lawyers have dedicated their lives to representing those charged with DUI. Our passion is helping achieve amazing results for our clients and we are ready to get an amazing result for your case as well. Contact us today.
Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearings
The ALS hearing provides an opportunity to fight the case for license suspension in a DUI case. In order to have this opportunity, you must request it in writing within 30 days of the date of your arrest. It is to your advantage to retain a Bibb County DUI Lawyer to represent you at the ALS hearing. A license suspension will add serious complications to your life but it can be prevented or the length of time can be reduced with the assistance of our DUI Attorneys in Bibb County.
This ALS hearing is separate from the criminal process that you are likely more familiar with. After the ALS hearing is resolved, you still have to go before a judge and face consequences such as jail time, probation, community service, and fines. Our firm exclusively serves drivers charged with driving under the influence. We have resolved over 5,000 DUI cases and have assembled a team of experts to support the case for you, both in criminal court and at an ALS hearing. Contact us today.
Ignition Interlock Devices
Within 30 days of your arrest, you must either request an ALS hearing or install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. After installation, you need to go to the Georgia Department of Driver Services to apply for an ignition interlock permit. If you took a blood, breath, or urine test, then the device must be on your car for at least 120 days. If you refused testing, the device must be on your vehicle for 12 months and cannot be removed for any reason. Even if you win your case or it is reduced to reckless driving, the device will have to stay on your vehicle.
This is a big change from the past when winning the underlying case, or getting it reduced to another charge, eliminated the administrative license suspension. That is why installing the device is a big commitment, and it is not for everyone. When facing this decision, please call one of our Bibb County DUI Lawyers to help evaluate your options.
Hiring a Bibb County DUI Lawyer
It is unfortunate that many general practitioners in Bibb County attempt to represent individuals charged with DUI. DUI prosecutions are highly technical and general practitioners do not always understand the subtle nuances of DUI law on which cases are won. On the criminal prosecution side, scientific issues arise in most contested cases regarding biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, and spectrophotometric. Lawyers who do not maintain an exclusive DUI practice are usually not well versed in the intricacies of breath test principles and are not as able to challenge the science behind the tests. General practitioners are also not usually trained in the appropriate procedures of field sobriety tests and do not possess the knowledge critical in impeaching the officers credibility. All of the Bibb County DUI Attorneys at our office have decades of DUI experience and are skilled in obtaining the best possible results for our clients. Call now and see how we can make all the difference.
Bibb County Superior Court
Bibb County Superior Court is part of the Macon Judicial Circuit along with Crawford and Peach counties. If you have been charged with felony DUI, your case will proceed in Superior Court. Ms. Erica Woodford is the Clerk of Superior Court. Superior Court is located at 601 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201. For more information, call 478-621-6527.
Bibb County State Court
Bibb County State Court has jurisdiction over DUI cases that arise outside of Macon city limits. If you were arrested in an unincorporated part of Bibb County, your case will proceed in State Court. In addition, if you request a jury trial in Macon Municipal Court, your case will be transferred to State Court. The Honorable Judge Jeff Hanson presides over Bibb County State Court. Court is held at 601 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201. For more information, call 478-621-6200.
Macon-Bibb Municipal Court
If you were arrested for DUI within Macon city limits, your case will proceed in Macon-Bibb Municipal Court. The Honorable Judge Bobby Faulkner presides over the Court. If you and your Bibb County DUI Lawyer decide a bench trial is in your best interest, your trial will go before Judge Faulkner. If you want to have a jury trial, your case will be transferred to State Court for a misdemeanor DUI charge or Superior Court if it is a felony DUI charge. Ms. LaTonya Slaughter is the Chief Clerk of Municipal Court, and she can be reached at 478-751-7154. Macon-Bibb Municipal Court is located at 601 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201.
Contact Our DUI Attorneys in Bibb County Today
Our Bibb County DUI Lawyers desire to handle your case effectively, efficiently, and courteously. We want to achieve an excellent result for your case and get your back to living your life. The first step to getting your freedom back is to call our office as soon as possible. Our Bibb County DUI Attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your call. We understand that you may have a question on a weekend or outside of regular business hours and that is why we pride ourselves on being available to you whenever you need us. Call now for a free consultation.