City of Calhoun DUI Lawyer
At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our City of Calhoun DUI Attorneys have decades of experiencing helping clients charged with DUI. Georgia DUI laws are complicated and you need the help of a knowledgeable DUI Lawyer in Calhoun if you have been arrest. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Calhoun DUI FAQ
Whether you've previously been charged with a DUI or you are a first-time offender, your arrest and charges can bring up a lot of questions about what will happen next. For this reason, our Calhoun DUI attorneys addressed some of the questions we are most commonly asked by our clients below. Additional questions can be answered during your free initial case review.
What is the legal limit in Georgia?
You can be arrested for driving under the influence in Georgia if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher if you are 21 years or older. If you are operating a commercial vehicle, the limit is 0.04% or higher. For people under the age of 21, the limit is .02% or higher.
What are the typical penalties for a DUI conviction?
One of the most common questions we receive is what penalties you could potentially be facing. Jail time, fines, community service, probation, and a license suspension are all typical punishments for a DUI conviction. However, our DUI Lawyers in Calhoun are skilled in mitigating the punishments or getting the charge dismissed.
Will I have to go to court to defend myself from a DUI charge?
In Georgia, there are a few hearings that your Calhoun DUI Lawyer can attend on your behalf. However, you will have to go to the final hearing.
Do I have to submit to field sobriety tests?
Many people are shocked to find out that you are not legally required to participate in field sobriety tests. We always remember politely declining the tests.
When will a misdemeanor DUI become a felony DUI in Georgia?
In Georgia, up until your fourth DUI conviction within 10 years, your DUIs will be considered misdemeanor charges. The fourth DUI and any additional DUI charges will be considered felony charges. The penalties for each DUI-related felony will vary depending on which type of DUI crime you've been charged with DUI.
City of Calhoun Municipal Court
Calhoun Municipal Court handles cases originating from city ordinance violations, traffic violations, and other misdemeanor offenses, including DUI and shoplifting, that occur within Calhoun city limits. Court is held each Monday at 5:00 p.m. at 100 Piedmont Street, Calhoun, GA 30701. For more information, call 706-602-5790.
Contact Our Calhoun DUI Lawyers Today
Time is of the essence when facing a DUI charge. You only have 30 days to save your license from being automatically suspended. Our DUI Lawyers in the City of Calhoun are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your call and help get started on your DUI defense. Call now and see what options are available to you.