Cohutta DUI Lawyer
Being arrested for DUI does not mean your life is over! A DUI arrest is not the same as a DUI conviction, and there is a lot that can be done in between. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we understand what you are facing and want to help you achieve an amazing result in your case. Call now and see how we will protect your rights!
DUI Charge in Cohutta
When you are charged with DUI, it is normal to feel like you have no idea where to start. You are probably worried about how this will affect your job, license, family, and finances. All of those are completely normal concerns, and our DUI Attorneys in Cohutta are here to walk you through all of those questions.
One of the things most people don't know about a DUI arrest is that it triggers two separate cases against you: an administrative case with the Department of Driver Services and a criminal case. After you are arrested for DUI, you only have 30 days to take action before your license is automatically suspended. For a first DUI charge, you have the option to request an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing, or to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. You should not make any decisions without first consulting with a Cohutta DUI Lawyer. The ALS hearing must be requested in writing accompanied by a $150 payment. You must act fast after your DUI arrest to comply, or else you will be facing a license suspension!
Many people are familiar with the criminal case. This is what they usually expect when arrested. The criminal process involves multiple court hearings and a conviction includes penalties such as fines, jail time, community service, probation, and attendance at a DUI course. A DUI conviction is considered a misdemeanor charge, but it will go on your permanent record. This means that even though you may have paid the fines and served your time, the consequences can affect you for years. It can make it difficult to obtain housing, employment, firearms, or credit with a DUI on your record.
Our Cohutta DUI Lawyers understand the penalties you are facing at both the administrative hearing and the criminal hearing. We know how to aggressively fight for your rights at both hearings and are skilled in protecting your license as well as your future! With over 25 years year of experience, we understand how to negotiate for lesser penalties or a reduction of the DUI charge. However, if negotiations are not getting the outcome we want, we are more than capable of taking your case to trial and winning. We have handled hundreds of jury trials and know how to create gaps in the prosecution's case. When charged with DUI, trust our lawyers who have dedicated their entire lives to DUI defense!
Cohutta Municipal Court
If you have been charged with DUI within Cohutta city limits, your case will proceed to Cohutta Municipal Court. Judge Philip Woodward presides over the Court, and Adriana Salazar is the Clerk of Court. Court is held at Cohutta Town Hall located at 5102 Red Clay Road, Cohutta, GA 30710. For more information, call 706-463-8961.
Call Our DUI Attorneys in Cohutta Now
There is no time to waste when charged with DUI in Cohutta or anywhere else in Whitfield County. Our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions. Call us today for a free no-obligation case evaluation.