Jefferson GA DUI Attorney
DUI charges are not something to be taken lightly. A DUI conviction can have a serious impact on your future. Our DUI Lawyers in Jefferson GA have been exclusively defending DUI charges for over 25 years. We understand what it takes to achieve a successful outcome and have dedicated our lives to protecting drivers' rights, freedom, and future. Call our DUI Attorneys in Jefferson GA now and see how we can help with your case.
Jefferson GA DUI Drugs Charge
Georgia law O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391 defines driving under the influence of drugs, commonly referred to as DUI Drugs, as:
“A person shall not drive while under the influence of any drug to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive; a person shall not drive under the influence of a combination of substances (i.e. drugs and alcohol) to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive; a person cannot be under the influence of prescription drugs, even if a drug or drugs are prescribed legally.”
During a DUI Drugs investigation, the investigating officer will be looking for anything that might be a clue to driving under the influence. There is no legal limit for being under the influence of drugs or impaired by drugs. Therefore, officers will consider all of the factors surrounding both the investigation and the arrest, including but not limited to:
- Blood or breath tests
- Performance on field sobriety tests
- Conversational Skills
In order to be convicted of DUI Drugs, the prosecution must prove whether or not someone is driving under the influence of a drug or drugs to the extent that he or she is a less safe driver. Again, there is no quantitative legal limit for drug consumption, so the arresting officers' observations are usually the determining factors. That is just one of the reasons DUI drug charges are complicated. Our Jefferson GA DUI Lawyers are skilled in defending DUI drug charges and know how to get you a great outcome.
The penalties for a first-time conviction for DUI-Drugs in Georgia can include a minimum of 24 hours in jail, a fine of at least $300, 12 months on probation, 40 hours of community service, DUI school, and clinical drug and alcohol evaluation. However, you can avoid or mitigate these consequences by hiring one of our DUI Lawyers in Jefferson GA.
Jefferson GA DUI Defenses
- Was there a valid reason for the original traffic stop?
- Were Field Sobriety tests conducted, and if so, appropriately and according to procedure?
- Were you properly read your correct Implied Consent Notice?
- Was the arresting officer properly trained to make DUI arrests?
- Was the DUI a result of a roadblock, and did the officers follow proper procedure?
- Was the vehicle searched? Was there probable cause to conduct that search?
- Did the officer have probable cause to arrest the driver for DUI?
- Was a breath test administered? Did the machine work properly?
- Was the driver informed of their right to an outside chemical sobriety test?
- Does the officer have a disciplinary record?
These are just some of the defenses your Jefferson GA DUI Attorney can use to defend your case. However, this is not an exhaustive list and there are numerous other defenses we can use. When building your defense, we thoroughly investigate your case and figure out how to make the law work for you, instead of against you. Call us now so we can start working on your defense!
Jefferson GA Municipal Court
The Municipal Court of Jefferson handles city ordinance violations, traffic offenses, and other misdemeanors, including DUI and shoplifting, that occur within Jefferson City limits. Court is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Arraignments are held on the 2nd Tuesday and bench trials are held on the 4th Tuesday. Judge David Quilliams presides over the Court. Court is held in the Jefferson Police Department located at 1010 Washington Street, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Contact Our DUI Lawyers in Jefferson GA
At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we pride ourselves on being Georgia's premier DUI defense firm. We have a wealth of knowledge of Georgia DUI laws because we have been exclusively practicing DUI for 25 years. Let us use that knowledge to help you and your situation. Call our Jefferson GA DUI Lawyers now for a free case evaluation.