Butts County DUI Lawyer
The Law Office of Richard Lawson is a Georgia law firm specializing in DUI defense. We have helped thousands of individuals in Butts County and all throughout Georgia avoid convictions for DUI and driver's license suspensions. Our Butts County DUI Attorneys have the skill and experience to assist you or someone close to you who has been arrested and charged with DUI. Being arrested and accused of DUI does not mean you are guilty! Contact us now for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
If you were arrested for DUI, you only have thirty days to file a request for an Administrative License Suspensions (ALS) Hearing or an ignition interlock device to prevent your license from being suspended. If the hearing is not requested or is not requested within the thirty-day timeframe, your license will be suspended. If you refused the State's test of your breath, blood or urine, your license would be suspended for twelve months without the possibility of a limited permit to drive. Choose a skilled DUI Lawyer in Butts County to handle your DUI case and your ALS Hearing.
Questions About DUI Defense
Can My DUI Case Be Won?
Most people do not understand how flawed the State's tests for DUI are. Breath test machines are often not properly maintained or calibrated correctly. Also, many police officers are not well trained in how to administer the test or even how to operate the machine properly.
DUI Defense attorneys must do extensive research on breath-testing machines to be able to challenge their results in court. Richard Lawson and his team of Butts County DUI Attorneys have all been trained on the breath testing machine and how the test should be administered properly. Therefore, they have the knowledge and skill needed to challenge test results in your Butts County GA DUI case. Even roadside field sobriety testing is often inaccurate and unreliable. First of all, the tests used are nearly impossible for anyone to perform even when sober. Most officers do not know how to properly instruct suspects on how to perform the tests. Furthermore, officer observations such as bloodshot eyes can be caused by things other than alcohol or drugs such as an insufficient amount of sleep, allergies, and contact lenses can all cause one's eyes to be bloodshot. Our DUI Lawyers in Butts County know how to effectively fight against an officer's findings from field sobriety testing.
Why Should I Fight My Case Since DUI is a Misdemeanor Charge?
Many people believe that misdemeanor charges are all minor because they are often charges as a misdemeanor. However, when you are talking about a DUI charge, nothing could be further from the truth. DUI is a misdemeanor charge that can send you to jail, cost thousands of dollars, take away your driving privilege, and cause you to lose your job and even future employment.
A DUI conviction also can take an emotional toll on your life as well. If you lose your license and are unable to get to and from work, how will you provide for yourself and your family? Then there is the social stigma. Many people have negative feelings about DUI convictions and it can cause people to feel outcast from friends and family.
A conviction for DUI could follow you for the rest of your life. Hiring the right DUI Attorney in Butts County can make all the difference in the world. Choose carefully!
Does it matter which attorney I choose to represent my DUI case?
Just like you would not want a dentist to perform needed brain surgery, you should not want an attorney who specializes in bankruptcy to defend your Butts County DUI case.
Your future is too important to risk by choosing an inexperienced, unqualified attorney to handle your case. The Law Office of Richard Lawson specializes in Georgia DUI defense. . Let one of our Butts County DUI Lawyers review your case as soon as possible for your best outcome.
Should I just plead guilty and move on?
Many times, though not always, you may be allowed to plead to a lesser charge or in some cases, your charges may be dismissed altogether.
It has been said that knowledge is power. Never assume your case is hopeless. Sure, a good attorney does not come cheap, but you should be aware of the possible consequences of pleading guilty to a Georgia DUI charge just to get it over with. We would never advise a client to plead guilty without reviewing every bit of available evidence and would always advise against doing so without an attorney. Pleading guilty does not make everything magically go away. What does go away, though, is your opportunity for a better outcome for your case. What you will be left with are harsh consequences that can have an effect on your life for years to come. Contact our office to speak with a Butts County DUI Lawyer today!
Butts County Superior Court
Butts County Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all felony DUI cases. Butts County is part of the Towaliga Circuit Court. Ms. Morgan Ward serves as the Superior Court Clerk, and she can be reached at 770-775-8215. Court is held at 26 Third Street, Jackson, GA 30233.
Butts County Probate Court
Butts County Probate Court has jurisdiction over DUI charges that arise out of unincorporated areas of Butts County. The Honorable Judge Elizabeth Biles serves as the Probate Court Judge. Court is held at 206 South Mulberry Street, Jackson, GA 30233 in the Court Annex. For more information, call 770-775-8204.
City of Jackson GA Municipal Court
If you have been arrested for DUI within Jackson GA city limits, your case will proceed in Jackson GA Municipal Court. Ms. Brandy Berry is the Court Clerk, and she can be reached at 678-744-8303. Court is held at 132 S. Mulberry Street, Jackson, GA 30233.
Contact Our DUI Attorneys in Butts County Today
A DUI is a serious offense that can threaten your livelihood, reputation, and freedom. Obtaining experienced Butts County DUI Lawyers in a timely manner is critical to effectively fighting the charges against you. Our DUI Attorneys in Butts County guarantee to provide the assistance you need to preserve your rights during both the civil and criminal proceedings against you. Call now for a free case evaluation.