Ellijay DUI Lawyer
If you have been charged with DUI in Ellijay, contacting our attorneys is the first step you should take! Hiring a DUI Attorney in Ellijay is extremely important to the outcome of your case. Your case requires someone who is skilled in defending DUI cases. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we have exclusively been defending DUI charges for over 25 years and have represented over 5,000 clients. Trusting us with your case will be the best decision you make. Call now for a free case evaluation.
Hiring an Ellijay DUI Lawyer
DUI offenses carry severe consequences. However, while most people are familiar with the criminal case that can result in penalties such as jail time or fines, people are often unaware that there is a second case involving their driver's license. A DUI arrest commences 2 cases: the criminal case as well as an administrative case with the Department of Driver Services. Each of these cases must be handled separately. A win in the administrative case allows you to keep driving, while a win in the criminal case often results in reduced penalties and keeping the DUI off your record. In regards to the administrative case, you only have 30 days after the arrest to take action or else your license will be automatically suspended! That is why as soon as possible after arrest, you should consult with an Ellijay DUI Lawyer.
It is unfortunate that many general practitioners in Gilmer County attempt to represent individuals charged with DUI. DUI prosecutions are highly technical and general practitioners do not always understand the subtle nuances of DUI law on which cases are won. On the criminal prosecution side, scientific issues arise in most contested cases regarding biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, and spectrophotometric. Lawyers who do not maintain an exclusive DUI practice are usually not well versed in the intricacies of breath test principles and are not as able to challenge the science behind the tests. General practitioners are also not usually trained in the appropriate procedures of field sobriety tests and do not possess the knowledge critical in impeaching the officers credibility. All of the Ellijay DUI Attorneys at our office have decades of DUI experience and are skilled in obtaining the best possible results for our clients. Call now and see how we can make all the difference.
Do I Have to Plead Guilty in my DUI Case?
In a DUI proceeding, you do not have to plead guilty. Even if it seems like there are no options and the evidence is piling up against you, there is still hope! Our criminal justice system presumes innocence until proven guilty. In order to be convicted of DUI, the prosecutors must prove that the accused is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If just one juror is not sure or has some doubt as to your guilty, you cannot be guilty of DUI. As experienced DUI Lawyers in Ellijay, our lawyers are skilled in showing holes in the prosecutor's arguments and creating doubt. Furthermore, our founder, Richard Lawson, worked as a North Georgia prosecutor before opening his own firm. That gives us the upper hand because we understand how the prosecution thinks. Mr. Lawson uses his experience to achieve fantastic results for clients every day. Mr. Lawson as well as the rest of the attorneys in our office are skilled in negotiating plea bargains for our clients as well as willing jury trials. No matter what you are facing, our lawyers are here to help. Contact our Ellijay DUI Attorneys today to discuss your legal options.
Ellijay DUI Municipal Court
If you were charged with DUI within Ellijay city limits, your case will proceed in Ellijay Municipal Court. The Court is located at 197 North Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540. Judge Robert Sneed presides over the Court. If you need assistance, call 706-635-4711.
Contact Our DUI Lawyers in Ellijay Today
Don't delay in contacting one of our experienced Ellijay DUI Lawyers. Our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call. We understand that you want answers to your questions and that is why we pride ourselves on being available to our clients. Call now for a free case evaluation.