Elberton DUI Lawyer
Have you been arrested for DUI in Elberton GA? You are facing stiff fines, jail time, and license suspension for even a first offense. The decisions you make after a DUI arrest will determine whether you are convicted of a DUI and the severity of the penalty. Contact our DUI Lawyers in Elberton today after you are arrested!
Juveniles and DUI Charges
If you are under the age of 17 at the time of the arrest, no matter how old you are at the time of your court date, your case will be heard in a juvenile court. However, if you are 17 or older, you are an adult for criminal purposes. This can be scary to parents when their 17 year old who is still in high school is charged as an adult! Anyone over 17 will not go to Juvenile Court, but their case will be heard in Superior, State, or Municipal Court. Our DUI Lawyers in Elberton have a complete understanding of juvenile charges and how to defend against them. Juvenile Court has different rules and procedures and requires an experienced Elberton DUI Attorney.
There are two reasons that youthful offenders are treated differently. The first reason is that people under 21 are not allowed to consume of possess alcohol at all. So, the .02 standard is actually a zero tolerance standard that takes into consideration that a breath-test has a .02 margin of error. The second reason under 21 drivers are treated differently is a matter of common sense. An under 21 driver has less experience and therefore less skill as a driver. As a result, laws have been passed to limit the risk caused by drivers who are less experienced.
A common question we hear from parents of juveniles is whether this will stay on their criminal record. Even if your court records are sealed, a DUI conviction will be reported as a suspension on your driving history, which cannot be sealed and will forever be accessible by government agencies. For this reason, in order to ensure that your record is clear you must be acquitted of the DUI charge, the charge must be reduced to a lesser offense, or you must complete a Pretrial Diversion Program. Making sure your record stays clear requires the assistance of our Elberton DUI Lawyers.
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 Elberton 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 Elberton DUI Lawyers now.