Heard County DUI Lawyer
Our Heard County DUI Attorneys have been handling DUI cases for over 50 combined years. We use that experience to help negotiate reduced sentences and get cases dismissed for our clients. We understand that a DUI arrest can be overwhelming, and you may think that you don't have options. You always have defenses available to you and our DUI Lawyers in Heard County know how to make the law work for you! Call us today for a free case evaluation and see how we can assist with your case.
Heard County DUI Defense
Every DUI case comes with a new set of facts and a new way to interpret the law, which our Heard County DUI attorneys are experts in handling. Once arrested for DUI, the clock is ticking. You only have 30 days to save your license, and there are motion deadlines to pay attention to. Upon calling our office, we will take the time to thoroughly examine your case. This can include interviewing witnesses, visiting the scene of the arrest, obtaining police records, watching dashcam videos, and reaching out to medical experts. We will look at your case from every angle to develop arguments to undermine the State's case against you.
Our DUI Lawyers in Heard County focus exclusively on DUI law and therefore are knowledgeable in the best arguments to make for each case. We understand that your case offers a unique set of facts, and we are ready to rise to the challenge. We practice throughout the state of Georgia and have spent years building relationships with prosecutors, judges, and court staff.
Do I Need A Lawyer For My DUI Case?
We talk to people all the time that believe they can handle their DUI case on their own. We hear people rationalize this choice by saying, “it's just a misdemeanor charge.” Even some police officers will tell first time DUI offenders that they do not need a Heard County DUI Attorney. Georgia DUI laws are strict and highly technical. A DUI conviction can result in a loss of driving privileges, loss of a job, jail time, strain on finances, higher insurance rates, as well as a criminal record. It can also result in a long list of other social and legal problems. A DUI charge is not to be taken lightly even though it is considered a misdemeanor. It is an important, potentially life-altering situation, and you not only need a lawyer, but you need someone with decades of experience in DUI defense.
DUI cases can be challenging to understand because you have two cases against you: the criminal case and an administrative case against the Department of Driver Services. This must be resolved at different times and different hearings. With regard to your criminal case, it is important to remember that you will have a lawyer against you. Their job is to get convictions, not to help you. Even if they offer you a diversion program, it is in your best interest to have that agreement looked over by an attorney. The terms of the agreement will dictate your life, a failure to comply will result in a conviction for the original charge.
Our firm has had numerous clients come to us just before accepting a plea deal or diversion only to achieve a dismissal, acquittal, or return of their driver's license through our representation. We have also helped people deal with the aftermath of inadequate legal representation in DUI cases.
The consequences of a DUI conviction cannot be understated. Losing your driving privileges is a significant penalty because all of us depend on driving. Combine a license suspension with jail time or heavy fines or treatment programs, and your life may be turned upside down. A DUI charge is not a simple traffic violation but a complex legal situation that will have an impact on your future. Do not jeopardize your future by trying to represent yourself. Our Heard County DUI Lawyers would love to assist with your case and make sure you get the best outcome possible.
Heard County Superior Court
If you have been charged with felony DUI, your case will be proceed in Heard County Superior Court. Also, if your case originated in Probate Court or one of the municipal Courts and you request a jury trial, your case will be transferred to Heard County Superior Court. The Superior Court is located at 215 East Court Square, Franklin, GA 30217. Ms. Tammy Teal is the Court Clerk, and she can be reached at 706-675-3301.
Heard County Probate Court
Heard County Probate Court handles DUI cases that arise outside of Ephesus or Franklin city limits and in the unincorporated parts of Heard County. Probate Court is located at 215 East Court Street, Frankin, GA 30217. The Honorable Judge Joseph Bledsoe presides over the Court. For more information, call 706-675-3353.
Ephesus Municipal Court
If you have been arrested for DUI within Ephesus city limits, your case will be heard in Ephesus Municipal Court. The Court is located at 24500 GA Highway 100, Roopville, GA 30170. Call 770-854-8616.
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.
Contact Our DUI Attorneys in Heard County Today
If you have been charged with DUI, contact our Heard County DUI Lawyers. We have been exclusively defending those charged with DUI for over 25 years. Call us now for a free case evaluation.