Walton County GA DUI Attorney
At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our Walton County GA DUI Lawyers are dedicated attorneys who focus on getting you the best result for your case. We understand that you have many concerns when charged with DUI, particularly what will happen to your license, if you will go to jail, and if this charge will impact your job. No matter whether you have been charged with your first DUI, DUI drugs, DUI child endangerment, or other DUI offenses, our goal to help you achieve a favorable outcome. With over 25 years of experience, and thousands of clients represented, we have a strong history of making the impossible happen for our clients. Call now for a free case evaluation.
You Only Have 30 Days To Save Your License
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Walton County GA, you only have 30 (thirty) days to save your Georgia driver's license from automatic suspension. You have two options: request an Administrative License Hearing or install an ignition interlock device. Either way, you need a Walton County DUI Lawyer to assist you. If a hearing or interlock device is not requested within the 30 (thirty) day window, your license will be automatically suspended.
However, if you refused the State's chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine, your Georgia driver's license will be suspended for one year, with no chance of a restricted permit or early reinstatement. Contact our Walton County DUI Lawyers today to discuss your case.
What You Need to Know About a DUI Charge
In Georgia, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is known as DUI. Simply put, if you submit to a breath, blood, or urine test and are found to have a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or more, you will be arrested and charged with DUI.
While a DUI conviction will be characterized as a misdemeanor, do not be fooled into thinking it does not come with serious consequences. You could face penalties of jail time, hefty fines, a license suspension, drug treatment programs, and more. Therefore, it is crucial that you do everything possible to get your charges dismissed or reduced. The first step in obtaining a favorable outcome is hiring a DUI Attorney in Walton County GA.
Should I Just Plead Guilty to My DUI Case?
Our Walton County GA DUI Attorneys believe that you should never “just plead guilty” to your DUI charge. Hiring an experienced DUI Attorney from The Law Offices of Richard Lawson means that they will walk you through every step of your case. They will attend your first court appearance, or arraignment, for you and enter a plea of “not guilty.” The primary purpose of the arraignment is for your charges against you to be read and enter your plea.
If you are concerned that if you plead “not guilty” and decide to later plead “guilty,” you will be penalized, don't worry! The criminal justice system is made for you to plead “not guilty,” because, in America, you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This allows your Walton County GA DUI Attorney to examine every piece of evidence against you to see if the prosecution has enough to prove you guilty. We also make sure the evidence against you was obtained legally and without any error on the part of law enforcement. Our Walton County GA DUI Lawyers are always looking for ways to win your case and are skilled in finding gaps in the prosecution's case.
The criminal justice system is designed so your Walton County DUI Attorney can negotiate the best possible outcome for you. Our Walton County GA DUI Lawyers have negotiated many plea agreements and dismissals for our clients.
Walton County Superior Court
Walton County Superior Court handles felony DUI cases as well as hears jury trials for DUI cases. Walton County is part of the Alcovy Circuit, and 5 judges sit on the Court. The Court is located at 303 S. Hammond Drive, Monroe, GA 30655. For more information, you can reach the Court at 770267-1305.
Walton County Probate Court
Walton County Probate Court handles DUI cases that originate in the unincorporated parts of the County. The Probate Court Judge is the Honorable Bruce Wright. If you were charged with DUI and desire to have a jury trial, your case would be bound over to Superior Court. The Court is located at 303 S. Hammond Drive, Monroe, GA 30655, and the phone number is 770-267-1345.
Loganville Municipal Court
Loganville Municipal Court handles cases involving city ordinance violations, traffic violations, and other misdemeanor charges, including DUI that originate in the Loganville city limits. The Court is located at 605 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052, and can be reached at 770-466-8087.
Monroe Municipal Court
Monroe Municipal Court is located at 116 South Broad Street, Monroe, GA 30655, and the phone number is 770-267-7576. The Court hears cases involving city ordinance violations, misdemeanor shoplifting charges, DUI, and traffic offenses that occur within the Monroe city limits.
Social Circle Municipal Court
Social Circle Municipal Court handles cases involving traffic violations, city ordinance violations, and other misdemeanors, including DUI, that occur within the city limits of Social Circle. Court is held on the third Wednesday of the month at the Community Room located at 138 E Hightower Trail, Social Circle, GA 30025. For any questions, contact the Court at 770-464-2380.
Walnut Grove Municipal Court
Walnut Grove Municipal Court is limited to hearing traffic offenses, including DUI, misdemeanor shoplifting offenses, possession of marijuana charges, and violation of city ordinance charges that originate in Walnut Grove. Court is held at the Community Building located at 1021 Parks Street, Loganville, GA 30052. The Honorable Samuel Barth presides over the Court, and the phone number is 770-787-0046.
For over 50 combined years, our Walton County DUI Lawyers have been defending clients charged with DUI. Our knowledge of the law coupled with Richard Lawson's experience as a former prosecutor is unmatched and the driving factor behind our outstanding track record. We understand that it takes to reach a successful outcome in your case and are prepared to assist you now. Do not wait for your case to resolve itself; call us now!