White County GA DUI Lawyer
Being arrested for DUI is not something to be taken lightly. A DUI conviction comes with severe consequences that can have life-altering effects. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, not only have we been exclusively practicing DUI law for over 25 years, our founder was a former DUI prosecutor and former Assistant District Attorney in White County GA. This experience has been invaluable as we have represented over 5,000 clients throughout Georgia. Call now to see how we can make our expertise work for you!
Related DUI Offenses
If you have been charged with DUI, you likely received a ticket for another offense as well. Our White County GA DUI Lawyers are skilled in defending against the DUI charge as well as the related offense. Some of the charges we frequently see associated with a DUI arrest include:
- Driving on a suspended license
- Following too closely
- Reckless driving
- Failure to maintain lane
- Possession of marijuana
- Open container
- Probation violation
If you have been charged with one of these offenses along with DUI, contact our DUI Attorneys in White County GA. We understand how to resolve both of the offenses and help get your life back to normal. No matter what your situation or what you have been charged, we guarantee that we can help!
White County GA DUI Defenses
We speak with clients all the time who worry that there is nothing to be done about their case. They believe that their best option is to plead guilty and hope the court will have mercy on them. That approach could not be further from the truth and could cost you thousands of dollars. Our White County DUI Lawyers will investigate all the evidence in your case and discuss your options with you. There are always Georgia DUI defenses we can use to defend your case. Some of the defenses we will investigate include but not are limited to:
- Challenging the initial stop
- Arguing there was no probable cause to arrest
- Challenging the field sobriety test results
- Reviewing witness testimony, police logs, and police video cam footage
- Challenging the breath test results
- Investigating whether there was a proper chain of custody for the blood test
- The officer's DUI training history
- Challenging the legality of the roadblock
- Looking into whether you were correctly read your rights
- Challenging the alco-sensor test results
These are just 10 of the multitude of offenses our DUI Lawyers in White County GA can use to defend your case. However, there is no one size fits all defense. We tailor the defense strategy to your case and create flaws in the prosecution's arguments. With the assistance of Richard Lawson, who was a former prosecutor, we have the advantage of knowing how they think and knowing how to defend against it. Contact us now and see how our expertise will make all the difference in your case!
White County Superior Court
White County Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all felony DUI cases that arise out of White County. Additionally, if your case began in Probate Court or Municipal Court and you request a jury trial, your case will be bound over to Superior Court. White County is part of the Enotah Judicial Circuit. The Circuit includes Lumpkin, Towns, Union, and White County. Three judges currently sit on the circuit: Judge N. Stanley Gunter, Judge Raymond E. Georgia, and Judge Joy R. Parks. Dena Adams serves as the Clerk of White County Superior Court. The Court is located at 59 South Main Street, Suite B, Cleveland, GA 30528, and you can call 706-865-2613 for more information.
White County Probate Court
If you have been arrested for DUI in an unincorporated part of White County, your case will proceed in White County Probate Court. The Honorable Judge Garrison Baker presides over the Court. Probate Court is located at 59 South Main Street, Suite H, Cleveland, GA 30528, and you can call 706-219-1512 for more information.
Cleveland GA Municipal Court
Cleveland Municipal Court has jurisdiction over city ordinance violations, traffic offenses, and other misdemeanors, including DUI and shoplifting, that occur within Cleveland city limits. Municipal Court is held in the White County Courthouse located at 59 South Main Street, Cleveland, GA 30528. However, the mailing address is 85 South Main Street, Cleveland, GA 30528. The Municipal Court Judge is Garrison Baker. For more information, call 706.865.0058.
Helen GA Municipal Court
If you have been arrested for DUI in Helen GA, your case will proceed in Helen Municipal Court. Court meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at Helen City Hall located at 25 Alpenrosen Strasse, Helen, GA 30545. For more information, call 706.878.2733.
Contact Our DUI Attorneys in White County Today
If you want the best results, you need to hire the best representation. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, that is exactly what you will get. With over 5,000 clients represented throughout Georgia, we know what it takes to reach a successful outcome. Call us now for a free case evaluation.