Jasper County DUI Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our DUI Attorneys in Jasper County GA have been defending clients charged with DUI for over 25 years. Our DUI defense practice is led by Richard Lawson. Mr. Lawson formerly served as a Georgia DUI prosecutor before forming his own firm. His experience is unrivaled and helps our firm achieve excellent results for our clients. Contact us today and find out how we can make all the difference in your case.
What Happens When You Contact Our DUI Lawyers in Jasper County GA
Our office offers free case evaluations with our experienced Jasper County DUI Attorneys. Our defense will be based in part by the information we are able to ascertain from the interview. Our questions will relate to:
- The reason why you were stopped.
- Any conversations you had with the officer during the stop.
- The actions taken by the police during the stop.
- Whether field sobriety testing were utilized.
- The procedures demonstrated by the arresting officer in connection with breath/blood testing.
- Whether you were read your implied consent notice.
- Whether you have previously been charged with DUI.
- Whether you have a criminal history.
- The goals for your DUI defense.
These are just some of the topics that we will discuss during your consultation. Our Jasper County DUI Lawyers have extremely detailed knowledge of Georgia DUI laws and we know the mistakes that officers make during DUI arrests.
Many people do not realize that choosing a lawyer for your Jasper County DUI case could be one of the most important decisions in their life. It is extremely important to choose wisely. Your lawyer will be your voice throughout the process! You must hire a DUI Lawyer in Jasper County that has the skill and courage to effectively negotiate or try a criminal case. Our lawyers have dedicated their lives to the art of defending DUI. We thrive on solving difficult problems and achieving great results for our clients. Our office is equipped to handle all types of DUI charges and DUI-related charges.
First DUI Penalties in Jasper County
Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is no small infraction in Georgia. A first conviction will result in a substantial fine, possible license suspension, and a jail sentence. The first conviction is considered a misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail. Additional consequences include community service, completion of a drug and alcohol program, and attendance of a MADD victim panel. Greater penalties will apply if an accident was involved or other serious injuries to another person.
Many people make the mistake of thinking a misdemeanor conviction will not have a significant impact on their future, and they plead guilty. Pleading guilty to DUI will have major consequences. The driver can expect their insurance premiums to skyrocket. They may find it difficult to obtain employment and may face losing their current job. If they have a CDL license or are licensed in another way, they may have that license revoked.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways an experienced Jasper County GA DUI Attorney can help reduce the consequences you may be facing. In some cases, we may be able to have the case dismissed; the charges be reduced to a lesser crime; or negotiate a reduced sentence. We use a variety of ways to accomplish this including, pre-trial negotiations, trials, filing motions based on lack of evidence, and extensive review of your case.
Jasper County Superior Court
If you or a loved one has been charged with felony DUI in Jasper County, your case will proceed in Superior Court. Jasper County is part of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit. The courthouse is located at 126 W. Greene Street, Monticello, GA 31064.
Jasper County Probate Court
If you were arrested for DUI within Jackson County, your case will proceed in Probate Court. The Honorable Judge Andrea Brown presides over the Court. Autumn Lewis and Debbie McVey are the Court Clerks, and they can be reached at 706-468-4903 for further information. Court is held at 126 W. Greene Street, Monticello, GA 31064.
Monticello DUI Lawyer
If you were arrested within Monticello city limits, your case will proceed in Jasper County Probate Court. For more information, call 706-468-4903.
Contact Our Jasper County DUI Lawyers Today
At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our office remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve our community and assist with their needs. We believe that you should not have to wait until regular business hours to get your questions answered. Contact us today.