Franklin GA DUI Lawyer
If you have been charged with DUI in Franklin GA, or anywhere else in Heard County, you need representation immediately. Even though a DUI is usually considered a misdemeanor charge, it comes with serious consequences. Contact The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson if you have been charged with DUI or a DUI related offense.
A DUI Charge Means Two Cases In One
Many people are unaware that a DUI arrest starts the process of two cases against you:
- The criminal case which can result in probation, jail time, fines, and license suspension; and
- The administrative case against you by the Georgia Department of Driver Services. The suspension of your driver's license is automatic unless you request an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing.
Our Franklin GA DUI Lawyers can help you with both of these cases. We want to prevent you from losing your drivers license as well as reducing the criminal punishments against you.
Do I need a Franklin DUI Lawyer for My ALS Hearing?
Absolutely; and not just any lawyer will do. You need a Franklin GA DUI Attorneywho is skilled in representing individuals arrested and charged with DUI. While there are many attorneys who take on DUI cases, there are only a select few who try motion hearings, ALS hearings, and jury trials. The task of finding a qualified DUI Lawyer in Franklin GA should be taken seriously, because the wrong choice can negatively affect your life, your good name, and your future.
Do I need a Franklin GA DUI Lawyer for the Criminal Case?
After the administrative side of your case has been handled, it is critical that you hire a Frankin GA DUI Attorney. While every case is different and results cannot be guaranteed, many of our clients have had their DUI charges dismissed, reduced, had jail time modified to community service, and more. Our found, Attorney Richard Lawson, formerly served as a prosecutor but has spent more than 20 years defending those charged with DUI. Because of his experience as a prosecutor, he is able to bring an incredible and rare perspective and knowledge to each case.
Our DUI Attorneys in Franklin GA will consider all avenues when defending your case. We will thoroughly examine all the evidence, interview witnesses, obtain police reports, and more to make sure we get the full picture. Once they understand the circumstances surrounding your arrest, we will begin to build your defense. Some of the issues we will look at include:
- The adequacy of the stop
- Whether the procedure for implied consent was followed
- Whether a lawful arrest occurred
- Proper procedure for the breath or blood test
- Chain of command for the testing
- Maintenance log for the breathalyzer test
If there is a defense for your case, our Franklin Ga DUI Lawyers will find it and collect the evidence to support it. We care about your future and will work with you to achieve the goals for your case.
Franklin GA Municipal Court
Franklin GA Municipal Court has jurisdiction over city ordinance violations, traffic offense, and other misdemeanors, including DUI and shoplifting, that occur within Franklin city limits. Franklin Municipal Court is held at 118 Davis Street, Franklin, GA 30217.