Pickens County DUI Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI in Pickens County, contact our DUI Attorneys in Pickens County today. A DUI charge should always be taken seriously. Our office has over 50 combined years of experience defending DUI charges. Find out how our Pickens County DUI Lawyers will make all the difference in your case. Contact us now for a free case evaluation.
Georgia DUI Laws
We speak with clients constantly who are shocked that they find themselves or a loved one arrested for a DUI charge. For some people, this is their first run in with the law, and others state they weren't even drinking that much. DUI laws are highly technical, and it is normal to feel overwhelmed and nervous about a DUI arrest. That is why our Pickens County DUI Lawyers have dedicated their entire practice to defending those charged with DUI. We only handle DUI cases, and have become DUI experts, helping us to achieve amazing outcomes for our clients.
Many people are unaware of the various ways a person can be charged with DUI in Georgia. Some ways a person can find themself charged with include:
- Having a BAC of 0.08% or higher, if over the age of 21 and operating a motor vehicle
- Having a BAC 0f 0.04% or higher when operating a commercial vehicle,
- Having a BAC of 0.02% or higher, if you are under the age of 21 and operating a motor vehicle
- Driving in such a way that an officer believes that a person is a less safe driver due to alcohol consumption.
In addition, a person can also be charged with DUI for prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and illegal drugs. As you can see, there are multiple ways a person can be charged with DUI, and each one must be defended differently. Because our Pickens County DUI Lawyers have spent decades defending DUI cases, we understand exactly how to approach your case and how to protect your rights, freedom, and future.
DUI Penalties in Pickens County
One of the most common questions we hear is what kind of penalty you will be facing. Unfortunately, it is challenging to predict exactly what kind of punishment you will face. Many factors go into a prosecutor and judge's decision, including the specifics of your situation, prior driving record, your attitude during the arrest, your BAC, prior criminal record, and more. There is a wide range of possibilities, and while it is difficult to predict, Pickens County DUI Attorneys can give you our estimates based on decades of experience.
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.
Pickens County Superior Court
Pickens County is part of the Appalachian Circuit, which consists of Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens. Each county has their own Superior Court, with each judge serving all three counties. Pickens County Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all felony DUI cases, and handles cases where the defendant requests a jury trial. Pickens County Superior Court is located at 52 North Main Street, Jasper, GA 30143. For more information, you can contact the Court at 706-253-8763.
Pickens County Probate Court
Pickens County Probate Court handles cases that arise outside of the Jasper city limits. Stephanie Duncan is the Chief Clerk and can be reached at 706-253-8755. The Court is located at 50 North Main Street, Jasper, GA 30143.
Jasper Municipal Court
The Municipal Court of Jasper 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.
Nelson Municipal Court
The City of Nelson is located partly in Cherokee County and Pickens County. Nelson GA Municipal Court handles cases involving city ordinance violations, traffic offenses, and other misdemeanors, including DUI and shoplifting, that occur within the Nelson city limits. Court is held at 1935 Kennesaw Ave, Nelson, GA 30151.
Contact a Pickens County DUI Lawyer Today
No matter what events occurred before you received a DUI charge, our DUI Attorneys in Pickens County are here to help. Call now and get started on the path towards a favorable outcome in your case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.