Catoosa County DUI Lawyer

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Catoosa County DUI Lawyer

Are you feeling overwhelmed at the thought of facing your DUI arrest alone? Well you are not alone! Our DUI Attorneys in Catoosa County are here to help. We understand the fear you are experiencing and know how to handle every aspect of your DUI case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Catoosa DUI Penalties

One of the first questions we get asked from a client is what penalties are they facing. We will address what the consequences are for a first, second, and third DUI conviction in Catoosa. However, remember this only apply if you are convicted. No one should simply plead guilty and accept these consequences. There are always defenses we can use to support your case.

If convicted of DUI in Catoosa, the penalties you face will vary depending on a number of circumstances. The facts of the case influence whether a judge orders a sentence closer to the maximum or minimum limits. In large part, the sentencing ranges depending on the number of prior DUI convictions.

1st DUI penalty in Catoosa:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • 12 months of probation
  • Fine between $300-$100 plus court costs and surcharges
  • At least 40 hours of community service
  • DUI school
  • Driver's license suspension, with a limited permit to drive
  • MADD panel
  • Substance abuse counseling

2nd DUI penalty:

  • Minimum three days in jail
  • 12-36 months or probation
  • Fines between $600-$1,000
  • 240 hours of community service
  • License suspension for at least 1 year
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Surrender or license plate
  • 17 weeks of alcohol and drug counseling
  • Publication of photo in the local newspaper
  • DUI Court programs

3rd DUI Penalty in Catoosa:

  • 12-36 months of probation
  • Fine between $1,000-$5,000
  • Surrender of license plate
  • 5-year license suspension with a limited permit available after two years of ignition interlock device
  • 17 weeks of alcohol and drug counseling
  • Publication of photo in the local newspaper
  • Habitual violator status

Remember, these only come into play if you are convicted. Our Catoosa DUI Lawyers have decades of experience getting DUI charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. Let us help you avoid these consequences!

Catoosa County Superior Court

Catoosa County Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all felony DUI cases. In addition, if your case started in Probate or Ringgold Municipal Court, and you request a jury trial, your case will be transferred to Catoosa County Superior Court. Catoosa County is part of the Lookout Mountain Judidical Circuit along with Chattooga, Dade, and Walker County. Ms. Tracy Brown is the Superior Court Clerk. The Court is located at 875 Lafayette Street, Ringgold, GA 30736. For more information, call 706-935-4231.

Catoosa County State Court

Catoosa County State Court has jurisdiction over DUI cases that occur in unincorporated areas. The Court is located at 875 Lafayette Street, Ringgold, GA 30736. The Honorable Judge Ronald C. Goulart presides over the Court. For more information, call 706-965-4455.

Ringgold Municipal Court 

If you have been arrested for DUI within Ringgold city limits, your case will proceed in Ringgold Municipal Court. Court is held the first and third Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. The street address for the Court is 150 Tennessee Street, Ringgold, GA 30736. The mailing address is P.O. Box 579, Ringgold, GA 30736. The Honorable Judge Robert Stultz presides over the Court. For more information, call 706-935-3061.

Contact our DUI Attorneys in Catoosa Today

Whether your case is in State Court or Ringgold Municipal Court, our Catoosa County DUI Lawyers are waiting to take your call. Hiring an experienced DUI lawyer is one of the best steps you can take to achieving a favorable outcome your case. Our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call. Contact us today for your free no-obligation case evaluation.

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