Floyd County DUI Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI, contact our DUI Attorneys in Floyd County now. A DUI conviction has the potential to have life-altering consequences. Please do not wait around thinking your case will resolve itself, or that the judge will go easy on you since it is your first criminal charge. Fines, jail time, and license suspension are all typical penalties. Call us now and find out how we can help you avoid these penalties.
First DUI Penalties in Floyd County
Even though a misdemeanor is not a serious as a felony charge, the punishment for a DUI can have a significant impact on your life. A conviction for a first DUI in Floyd County can include:
- Fines between $300-$1,000
- 1-10 days in jail
- 12 months of probation
- 40 hours of community service
- Driver's license suspension
- Alcohol and drug counseling
- Mandatory drug and alcohol treatment program
- DUI school
If sentenced to probation instead of jail time, there will be monthly probation fees along with possible drug testing fees. Generally, the fines amount to over $1,000 after court costs and surcharges are added.
If convicted of DUI, that mark will stay on your record for the rest of your life. While community service and jail time will eventually end, your DUI conviction could impact you for the rest of your life. A DUI conviction on your record can make it difficult to obtain employment, apply for scholarships, or receive credit.
You Do Not Have to Face These Punishments for a DUI Charge in Floyd County
It is very important that you understand you do not have to face these harsh consequences. As experienced Floyd County DUI Attorneys, we will work hard to protect you from unnecessary consequences of DUI charges. We will help you decide whether filing the 30-day letter or installing the ignition interlock device is the best decision for your case. If we agree that the ALS hearing is the best decision, we will file the letter for you and handle the administrative license hearing without you having to take off work. The goal of this hearing is to stop the suspension of your Georgia driver's license. After that, then we will work on defending against the State's case against you. We specialize in driving under the influence law and have defended over 5,000 Georgia DUI cases. We will make sure you do not have serious and long term penalties for your DUI case.
Floyd County Superior Court
Floyd County Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all felony DUI cases. In addition, if you were charged in Floyd County Probate Court or one of the municipal courts but request a jury trial, your case will be bound over to Superior Court. Superior Court is located at 3 Government Plaza, Suite 101, Rome, GA 30161. Ms. Barbara H. Penson is the Court Clerk, and she can be reached at 706.291.5190.
Floyd County Probate Court
Floyd County Probate Court handles DUI charges that arise outside of Rome and Cave Spring in the unincorporated parts of Floyd County. The Honorable Judge Steven Burkhalter presides over the Court. Probate Court is located at 3 Government Plaza, Suite 201, Rome, GA 30161. Ms. Lisa Horton is the Clerk of Court, and she can be reached at 706.291.5138.
Cave Spring Municipal Court
Cave Spring Municipal Court handles cases arising from DUI charges, city ordinance violations, traffic offenses, and other misdemeanor charges within Cave Spring city limits. Municipal Court is held at 4:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Cave Spring City Hall located at 110 Georgia Avenue, Cave Spring, GA 30124. The Honorable Steve Burkhalter presides over the Court, and Ms. Judy Dickinson is the Court Clerk. For more information, call 706.777.3382.
Rome GA Municipal Court
If you have been charged with DUI within Rome city limits, your case will proceed to Rome Municipal Court. Ms. Sonja Henderson is the Municipal Court Administrator, and she can be reached at 706.238.5150. The Court is located at 5 Government Plaza, Rome, GA 30161.
Contact our DUI Attorneys in Floyd County Today
It is critical to hire a Floyd County DUI Lawyer as soon as possible after you are arrested for DUI. We want to make sure we have ample time to build your defense. However, if you have court next week, we can still help! Call now for a free case evaluation with our DUI experts.