Emerson DUI Attorney
If you have been charged with DUI in Emerson GA or anywhere else in Bartow County, contact our office today. Our DUI Lawyers in Emerson have been practicing DUI law for over 25 years and have defended numerous cases in Bartow County courts. They understand what it takes to be successful and know how to make the law work in your favor. Call now for a free case evaluation.
No Matter What You Have Been Charged With, Our DUI Attorneys in Emerson Can Help
Most people are under the impression that DUI only occurs when a driver consumes alcohol and their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is over the state limit of .08. While this is one way to be charged with DUI in Emerson, it is not the only way. Our Emerson DUI Lawyers understand each of the ways a person can be charged and how to defend against them. Some additional ways a person could be charged include:
- DUI Less Safe Alcohol
A driver can be guilty of a DUI less safe when they drive a vehicle under the influence of alcohol to the extent that the consumption makes it less safe for them to operate a motor vehicle. Furthermore, a person can be charged with DUI less safe if their BAC is less than .08.
2. DUI Per Se Alcohol
A person commits DUI per se when they operate a vehicle with a BAC over .08 or more, within three hours of driving. It is also DUI per se when someone under 21 years of age operates a vehicle with a BAC of .02 or more. For a commercial driver, the BAC is .04.
3. DUI Less Safe Drugs
DUI less safe for drugs means that a driver was under the influence of a drug to the extent that it was less safe for them to drive. Drugs include both prescription drugs and illegal drugs. A person convicted of DUI drugs will be unable to get a permit to drive and will suffer a hard suspension of their license.
4. DUI for Glue, Aerosols, or Toxic Vapors
A person can be charged with DUI while under the influence of glue, aerosols, or toxic vapors. This type is not as common but still comes with severe consequences. Similarly to DUI drugs, a conviction will include a hard suspension of their driver's license.
5. DUI for Marijuana or a Controlled Substance
Even though there is a statute for DUI drugs, Georgia has a separate law when the drug is marijuana or another controlled substance. The prosecution has the burden of proving that the marijuana or controlled substance caused you to be an unsafe driver.
6. DUI for a Combination of Two or More Drugs
A driver can be charged with DUI when they are under the influence of a combination of drugs and alcohol. The drug could be marijuana, a controlled substance, glue, toxic vapors, aerosols, or a prescription drug. Even if the driver's BAC is under .08, evidence of drugs in their system will be sufficient for a DUI charge.
Emerson Municipal Court
Emerson Municipal Court handles cases involving misdemeanor traffic violations, city ordinance violations, and other misdemeanors, including DUI and shoplifting, that occur within Emerson city limits. The Court is located at 700 Highway 293, Emerson, GA 30137, and can be reached at 770-386-8366.
Contact Our DUI Lawyers in Emerson GA
There is no time to waste if you have been charged with DUI. Call us now for a free case evaluation and get started on building your DUI defense!