Braselton DUI Attorney
Have you been charged with DUI in Braselton or anywhere else in Jackson County, GA? Even a first DUI conviction comes with severe penalties that can leave a significant impact on your life. No matter the situation, our Braselton DUI Lawyers are here to help. With over 50 combined years of experience and over 5,000 cases resolved, we know what it takes to be successful. Call now and receive a free case evaluation.
Braselton DUI Consequences
Georgia has some of the strictest DUI laws in the nation. Our legislators continue to pass new and harsher DUI penalties. Under Georgia law, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a criminal offense that can have extremely serious legal consequences. Law enforcement officials are actively looking for people that could be under the influence, and many drivers are surprised to learn that they can be accused of DUI even after only one or two drinks. Additionally, drivers can be arrested for DUI even if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is below the legal limit of .08.
Even though most DUI's are charged as misdemeanors, the penalties can have life-changing consequences. Many times a DUI conviction comes with a license suspension. This is problematic for most people because they are unable to drive to work, school, or carpool their children. In some situations, you may be eligible for a limited permit but not always.
Braselton First DUI Penalties
Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is no small infraction in Georgia. A first conviction will result in a substantial fine, possible license suspension, and a jail sentence. The first conviction is considered a misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail. Additional consequences include community service, completion of a drug and alcohol program, and attendance of a MADD victim panel. Greater penalties will apply if an accident was involved or other serious injuries to another person.
Many people make the mistake of thinking a misdemeanor conviction will not have a significant impact on their future, and they plead guilty. Pleading guilty to DUI will have major consequences. The driver can expect their insurance premiums to skyrocket. They may find it difficult to obtain employment and may face losing their current job. If they have a CDL license or are licensed in another way, they may have that license revoked.
Our Braselton DUI Lawyers Know How to Help
Fortunately, there are a number of ways an experienced Braselton DUI Attorney can help reduce the consequences you may be facing. In some cases, we may be able to have the case dismissed; the charges be reduced to a lesser crime; or negotiate a reduced sentence. Our DUI Lawyers in Braselton use a variety of ways to accomplish this including, pre-trial negotiations, trials, filing motions based on lack of evidence, and extensive review of your case.
Braselton Municipal Court
If you are arrested and charged with DUI in the city of Braselton, it can be a little confusing. Braselton is unique because the city is partially in Jackson, Hall, Gwinnett, and Barrow counties. As a result, if someone is charged with DUI in Braselton, their case will begin in Braselton Municipal Court. The address of the Braselton City Court is 5040 Highway 53, Braselton, GA 30517. If you request a jury trial, however, the trial could take place in Jackson County State Court, Barrow County Superior Court, Gwinnett County State Court, or Hall County State Court. That is why it is critical to hire a Jackson County Georgia DUI Lawyer if you are charged in Braselton.
Contact Our DUI Attorneys in Braselton Today
At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our Braselton DUI Lawyers have dedicated their lives to defending those charged with DUI. We understand that a DUI can have life-altering consequences and want to protect your future. Our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call and start working on your case. Contact Georgia's premier DUI defense firm now!