Elbert County DUI Lawyer
If you have been charged with DUI in Elbert County, contact our lawyers today. We have dedicated our lives to defending those charged with DUI and our goal is to limit the impact a DUI charge will have on your life. Remember, a DUI charge is not the same as a DUI conviction. There are lots of steps and numerous defenses we can use to defend you! Call us now and let us start working on your case.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Elbert County DUI Lawyer?
This is one of the first questions we receive when we speak with potential clients. The short answer is that it depends on many factors. Here is a list of things an Elbert County DUI Attorney considers when creating a price for representation:
- Does the arrest involve serious bodily injuries or death?
- Does the arrest involve an accident with property damage?
- Has the client ever been arrested for DUI or DWI or OUI in another jurisdiction?
- What are the dates of those prior arrests and the jurisdictions and results of those cases?
- Did the arrest involve other criminal charges like resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, battery or battery on a law enforcement officer, reckless driving, racing on the highway, driving on a suspended or revoked license, no valid driver's license, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a control substance, drug trafficking?
- Does the client have a criminal record otherwise?
- Alleged driving pattern prior to arrest?
- Alleged performance on roadside examination by officer?
Should I Hire a Lawyer for a DUI?
Despite the fact that DUI arrests produce what looks like a Georgia traffic citation, and the fact that most DUI charges are considered misdemeanors, a DUI charge can be one of the most complex crimes in Georgia. A DUI arrest absolutely requires a trained and experienced Elbert County DUI Attorney to defend. Few crimes in Georgia combine the complex knowledge that a robust DUI defense requires. Unlike most crimes, it is not uncommon that an entire jury in a DUI trial has some kind of personal experience with the charge or consequences of a DUI arrest and/or conviction. This is one of those crimes where everyone will likely have a well-founded opinion.
That is why it is critical to the outcome of your case to hire an experienced DUI Attorney in Elbert County. However, in addition to hiring an attorney, it is vital that you hire a lawyer that has significant experience with defending DUI charges. A general practitioner will not have the expertise that is required to get you the best outcome possible. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our Elbert County DUI Lawyers have been representing clients charged with DUI for over 25 years. With over 5,000 cases resolved, we know what it takes to be successful!
Elbert County Superior Court
Elbert County Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all felony DUI cases. In addition, if your case originated in State Court or Municipal Court and you request a jury trial, your case will be bound over the Elbert County Superior Court. Ms. Leigh Starrett is the Superior Court Clerk. The Court is located at 12 South Oliver Street, Elberton, GA 30635. For more information, call 706-283-2005.
Elbert County State Court
If you were arrested for DUI outside of Elberton city limits, your case will proceed in State Court. The State Court is located 12 South Oliver Street, Elberton, GA 30635. For more information call 706-283-2005.
Elberton Municipal Court
Elberton Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all city ordinance violations, traffic offenses, and other misdemeanors, including DUI and shoplifting, that occur within Elberton city limits. Court is held at 203 Elbert Street, Elberton, GA 30635. For more information, please call 706-213-3278.
Contact Our DUI Attorneys in Elbert County Today
Contact us today if you or a loved one has been charged with DUI. Our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call. We understand the penalties you are facing and want to help you move on with your life. Contact our Elbert County DUI Lawyers now.