Varnell DUI Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our Varnell DUI Attorneys have been practicing DUI defense for over 25 years. We know how to reach a successful outcome in your case! Call now for a free case evaluation.
DUI Drug Cases in Varnell
Many people know that DUI charges can result from using alcohol, but people are often unaware that a person can also be charged with DUI drugs. This includes both prescription drugs as well as illegal drugs. After practicing DUI defense for more than 25 years, our DUI Attorneys in Varnell have seen an increase in DUI drugs case. You are not allowed to drive while being under the influence of any drug if that impairs your driving to the extent that it makes you a less safe driver. Drugs include over the counter medications such as allergy medicine or cold or cough medicine.
One of the major issues with DUI Drug charges is that police officers have a large amount of discretion in assessing the impairment from the drug. While alcohol can be measured by a BAC test, there is no such test for DUI drugs. Instead, the evidence comes from the officer's personal assumptions and often these assumptions are wrong. Furthermore, even having a prescription for the drug is not a sufficient defense.
This can make it difficult to defend DUI drug charges if you do not hire an experienced DUI lawyer. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our DUI Lawyers in Varnell are skilled in defending against DUI drug charges. We have successfully resolved hundreds of DUI drug charges and know what it takes to be successful.
For DUI drug convictions in Varnell, the penalties are severe. The license suspension for a first offense in five years is 180 days. A DUI Drug or Alcohol risk reduction course must be completed in order to have you license reinstated. For a second offense in five years, the suspension is one year. These are “hard” license suspensions, meaning no limited use permit is available for the entire period of suspension. If you were charged with any other drug-related offenses, those charges may also carry license suspensions that will run consecutive to any other license suspension. For a third conviction in 5 years, the license suspension is five years and a limited driving permit is available after the first two years of the suspension.
Varnell Municipal Court
If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI in Varnell, your case will proceed in Varnell Municipal Court. Court is held the first three Mondays of the month and it begins at 6:00 p.m. If you need assistance, call 706-694-8800. Judge Allen Hammontree presides over Varnell Municipal Court. Court is located at 200 City Hall Drive, Varnell, GA 30756.
Contact Our DUI Attorneys in Varnell Today
As a DUI law firm that focuses strictly on DUI cases, our Varnell DUI Lawyers make it our business to stay abreast of all changes to DUI laws in the state. If you have been arrested for a drug-related DUI offense, we urge you to contact us immediately.