City of Jasper GA DUI Lawyer
The Jasper GA DUI Attorneys at the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson have the experience and knowledge you need if you have been charged with DUI. The penalties for even a first DUI can be harsh, and it is critical that you hire a lawyer as soon as possible. Our City of Jasper Georgia Lawyers have over 50 combined years of experience, and are prepared to assist with your case now. Call for a free case evaluation.
Field Sobriety Testing in Jasper GA DUI Cases
If a police officer pulls you over for suspected DUI, they usually request for you to perform one or more field sobriety tests to determine if you may be impaired. These tests include the walk-and-turn test, the one-leg stand test, and the horizontal gaze nystagmus test.
One-Leg Stand: During the one-leg stand test, the officer is looking to see if the driver has a difficult time balancing. However, this test may give inaccurate results if the person has poor vision, is wearing high heel shoes, or is overweight.
Walk-and-Turn: If an officer uses the walk-and-turn test, they will request the driver to take 10 steps, turn, and then repeat the same 10 steps back. The steps must be taken heel to toe. The officer will observe whether the driver can follow directions and can perform the requested actions. Similarly to the one-leg stand, there are factors beside drinking that can make this test difficult.
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus- The HGN test is the most widely accepted and scientifically approved. This test involves the driver trying to follow an object, such as a pen, while the officer watches. The officer is looking for signs of intoxication, including whether the driver is able to follow the pen. There are some medical conditions and prescription drugs that can affect this test.
If you have been arrested for DUI based on your performance on the field sobriety tests, our DUI Lawyers in the City of Jasper GA can help. We know how to prove that the officer's observations were based on other factors besides being impaired. After defending DUI charges for over 25 years, we know what it takes to reach a favorable outcome, even if you performed poorly on the field sobriety tests.
City of Jasper Municipal Court
The Municipal Court of the City of Jasper GA handles cases involving city ordinance violations, traffic offenses, and other misdemeanors, including DUI and shoplifting that occur with Jasper city limits. Jasper Municipal Court is held on the third Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. at Jasper City Hall, located at 200 Burnt Mountain Road, Jasper, GA 30143. The Honorable Judge Bob Sneed presides over the Court. For more information, call 706-692-9100.
Contact Our DUI Attorneys in Jasper Georgia Today
There is no time to waste with a DUI charge. Evidence can be misplaced, witnesses can forget, and it can be difficult to remember exactly what happened. That is why it is critical to contact a City of Jasper DUI Lawyer as soon as you can after an arrest. Our office is open 24 hours a days a week to help with your case. Call now for a free case evaluation.