Stockbridge DUI Attorney
If you have been arrested for DUI in Stockbridge, we understand that it can be a very frightening time. You may be worried about how having a DUI on your record, having your license suspended, or the negative social and professional consequences a DUI can have. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we understand all of these fears and are here to help. We have been defending clients charged with DUI for decades and know how to protect your rights, freedom, and future. We do not want you to have to face the consequences of having a DUI conviction on your record. Call now for a free case evaluation.
DUI Related Offenses
If you were arrested for DUI in Stockbridge or anywhere else in Henry County, it is highly likely that you were cited with a traffic offense or a DUI related charge. Failure to maintain lane and speeding are common charges that we see with a DUI arrest. However, we also see people charged with DUI and driving on a suspended license, possession of marijuana, or open container.
Because our Stockbridge DUI Lawyers have dedicated their lives to DUI defense, they are skilled in defending both the DUI charge as well as the related offense. We are able to defend against the initial traffic stop or any charges related to items found in your car after the stop. No matter what the circumstance of your case, we are prepared to help.
Some common traffic related offenses we have seen with DUI charges include, but are not limited to:
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to maintain lane
- Reckless driving
- Following too closely
- Fleeing or eluding
- Hit and run
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Illegal turns
- Failure to stop at traffic control device (stop light or sign)
- Driving in the gore
- Too fast for conditions
In addition to traffic offenses, our Stockbridge DUI Lawyers frequently have clients that are charged with other offenses that occur at the time of the DUI arrest. These include but are not limited to:
- Driving on a suspended license
- Possession of marijuana
- Probation violation
- Out of state driver
- DUI child endangerment
- Open container
- Obstruction of law enforcement
Our DUI Attorneys in Stockbridge have been defending DUI charges for more than 25 years. We have experience handling every type of DUI related offense and know how to develop a defense strategy to beat the charges. However, the first step is to call us now.
Nolo Pleas in Stockbridge DUI Cases
Many people ask if they can plead nolo for their DUI case. We want to take the time to explain what a Nolo plea is and where the best places to use them are.
The term nolo contendere translates to “I do not wish to contest.” In a legal setting, this means that you are not admitting you are guilty, but you are also not claiming to be innocent either. People use nolo pleas when they think there is a possibility they will not win their case. They chose to plead nolo to save them time and money without going to court while also not admitting guilt.
However, there are some things to consider before using a nolo plea in your case. First, you cannot use a nolo contender plea if you are under 21 years of age. With regard to DUI cases, you are unable to plead nolo if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was higher than .15. Lastly, you cannot plead nolo if you have been convicted of a DUI or entered a plea in a DUI case within the past five years.
It is also very important to understand that pleading nolo does not save you from the severe DUI penalties. It will not save your license from being suspended or avoid other penalties. When a person pleads nolo, they generally face similar penalties to if they were found guilty of the charge. Therefore, if a person pleads nolo to DUI, they will face penalties such as:
- License suspension
- Jail time
- Community Service
- Completion of a Drug or Alcohol Risk Reduction Course
Stockbridge Municipal Court
The Municipal Court of Stockbridge handles cases that involve traffic violations, city ordinance violations, and other misdemeanors, such as DUI and shoplifting, that occur within the city limits of Stockbridge. The Court is located at 4502 N. Henry Blvd, Stockbridge, GA 30281, the phone number is 770-389-7906.
Contact Our DUI Attorneys in Stockbridge Today
A DUI charge is not something to take lightly. The consequences can be life altering and that is why you need a Stockbridge DUI Lawyer to help you avoid these penalties. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your call. We believe that you should not have to wait until the next business day to have your questions answer. Call us now.