Ringgold DUI Lawyer
When arrested for DUI, your first step should be calling our DUI Attorneys in Ringgold. We have been representing clients charged with DUI for over 25 years and have represented over 5,000 clients. We understand what it takes to achieve a successful outcome and are prepared to assist with your case today. Call now for a free case evaluation.
What Happens When You Get Pulled Over in Ringgold?
Most people get nervous when they see the blue lights behind them. Maybe you did not come to a complete stop at the stop sign, or you didn't use your turn signal. While this normally wouldn't give you much cause to fear, it can be stressful if you have been drinking.
We understand that you are scared and unsure what to do when pulled over. We have listed a couple of suggestions when you are pulled over but please reach out to our Ringgold DUI Attorneys if you have any other questions.
First off, when you see the blue lights behind you, find a safe spot to pull over. Then put your hands on the steering wheel so the officer can see them. If you are able, roll down your window for the officer to speak to you. Then, you will be asked for your license, registration, and insurance card. We advise that you keep these documents in an easily accessible location.
One of the most important things is to be polite and respectful of the officer. This does not mean that you have to answer all of their questions, but you can politely decline to answer. You do not have to provide any information other than what is on your driver's license, registration, and insurance card. Any additional information can be used against you. Telling the officer how much you drank gives them a reason to investigate further.
Depending on how the stop has gone so far, the officer may ask you to exit the vehicle. If the officer requests for you to participate in field sobriety tests, politely decline. You are not legally required to perform these tests, and few people pass these tests, even when they are sober. There are multiple contributing factors that can affect your performance on the field sobriety tests other than alcohol.
However, Georgia's Implied Consent law currently requires drivers to submit to chemical testing or face a one-year license suspension. Your chemical test result can be used against you in court. There are pros and cons in refusing the breath test. On one hand, refusing the test can lead to losing your driving privilege for one year. On the other hand, without chemical test results, the State's case is going to be hard to prove.
All of the above is why you need an experienced DUI Lawyer in Ringgold to handle your DUI case. Even if you submitted to field sobriety testing or admitted everything to the officer, we can help!
Ringgold Municipal Court
If you have been arrested for DUI within Ringgold city limits, your case will proceed in Ringgold Municipal Court. Court is held the first and third Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. The street address for the Court is 150 Tennessee Street, Ringgold, GA 30736. The mailing address is P.O. Box 579, Ringgold, GA 30736. The Honorable Judge Robert Stultz presides over the Court. For more information, call 706-935-3061.
Contact our DUI Attorneys in Ringgold Today
If you have been accused of DUI in Ringgold or anywhere else in Catoosa County, your first step should be to call an experienced attorney. Our Ringgold DUI Attorneys at Lawson and Berry will fight for your rights! We have decades of experience handling these cases. No matter how complicated your situation appears to be, you can have peace of mind knowing you have Georgia's Best DUI Attorneys on your side. Call now for a free case evaluation.