Stone Mountain DUI Attorney
If you or a loved one has been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Stone Mountain, you only have 30 days from the date of the arrest to submit an appeal letter to stop the suspension of your license. This is known as the 30 Day Rule, and the letter drivers must send is called the 30 Day Letter.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Georgia, you can choose to send a 30-day letter or install an ignition interlock device to save your privilege to drive. It is in your best interest to refrain from making a decision until you have spoken with a Stone Mountain DUI Attorney. The 30-day letter requests an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing to try and prevent the automatic suspension of your Georgia driver's license. The ALS Hearing is separate from the DUI proceedings. A failure to send in the letter will result in an automatic suspension of your license for up to a year.
Stone Mountain DUI Defenses
Many people make a mistake in believing that their DUI case cannot be defended. Whether it is their 3rd DUI or they blew over the limit, they are convinced they should just plead guilty. We never recommend pleading guilty without hiring a DUI Attorney in Stone Mountain! There are numerous DUI defenses we can use to strengthen your case no matter the situation. Police officers are human too and make mistakes, and we will ensure that your rights were protected before, during, and after an arrest. Some of the Stone Mountain DUI Defenses we can use to bolster your case include but are not limited to:
- Failure of officer to comply with Georgia law on blood and breath testing
- Challenging the initial traffic stop
- Lack of reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle
- Proper procedure was not following during your arrest
- Breathalyzer was not maintained properly
- Implied Consent Notice was not read at the time of arrest
- Incorrect Implied Consent Notice was read at the time of arrest
- Illegal search of vehicle
- Illegal pat-downs
- Challenging the Alco-Sensor
- Challenging the legality of a roadblock
- Lack of probable cause to make an arrest
- Contributing factors that lead to poor performance on field sobriety tests
- False BAC result
- Improper testing and storage of blood alcohol samples
- Medical conditions that lead to the appearance of being impaired
- Inappropriate communication with the accused
- Violations of the rules of evidence and procedure
- Failure of officer to follow proper field sobriety test protocol
- Incorrect reading of Miranda rights
This is not an exhaustive list of defenses we can use. When building your case, there is no one size fits all. Our DUI Lawyers in Stone Mountain will investigate every detail, big or small, concerning your situation and then start developing a defense strategy specifically tailored to your facts.
Stone Mountain Municipal Court
Stone Mountain Municipal Court is open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. The Court is located at 875 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30083, and the phone number is 770-498-8984. The Honorable Warren Hoffman is the Municipal Court Judge, and Janet Lewis is the Chief Clerk.
Contact Us Today
For more information about how we can make the law work for you and what defenses apply to your case, contact our Stone Mountain DUI Lawyers. Building a defense on your own can be stressful and overwhelming. Let us take over, and you can rest assured that you have Georgia's premier DUI defense firm on your side. Our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call. Call now.