Have you been charged with a DUI (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391) in the City of Helen? Did the officer charge you under Alcohol, Drugs, Prescription medication, marijuana or Violation of Controlled Substances Act (V.G.C.S.A.)? Did you receive a City of Helen DUI charge while leaving the Habersham Vineyards & Winery, Tubing the Chattahoochee? Maybe you were enjoying a night out at Nacoochee Village, Hofer’s Bakery and Café, Nacoochee Village Tavern, Paul’s Steakhouse or Troll Tavern. You need the assistance of a Helen law firm that is not only familiar with the City of Helen Municipal Court but is also well known in that court system.

The law offices of Michael D. Barber & Associates has extensive experience defending clients from DUI charges in the City of Helen. Our office is well versed in defending and navigating the 30 day suspension letter, the Office of State Administrative Hearings, The Helen Municipal Court and many other complicated areas within representation for YOUR charges.

The alcohol version of this charge is one of the most heavily used and frequently received charges in the Helen Municipal Court system. Many people receive a Helen DUI who have never been in trouble. This charge is also the most inadequately represented charge in criminal law for clients. The Attorney MUST have Proper training to assure that the client receives the representation for which they are not only looking but for which they are paying. That is why YOU need to find a Lawyer who has the proper training to help you. If handled improperly, this charge can affect your license, your criminal history, time spent in jail, community representation and many other issues with your life.

As mentioned the most typical, and frequently used, version for this charge is under alcohol. Officers should have extensive training to properly investigate a City of Helen DUI charge. The Attorney should have the same training as the officers (or more) to properly represent YOU in defending YOUR charge. This training assures proper representation for you in the court system and is another reason that YOU need a experienced Attorney. Without a experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer, YOU will not be able to properly defend against a City of Helen Police officer who has not had the proper training and made errors in evaluating your arrest.

Officers should have training under Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), or Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) or Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). These three different levels of training are provided to officers by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration that any investigation into DUI is done properly and assure that citizens are properly arrested. Prior to the involvement of the tests crafted by the NHTSA officers would have you recite the alphabet backwards, pick up coins off the floor and do many other tasks that were “unregulated” and not enforceable.

Whenever someone is arrested for a Helen DUI, the officer is required by law to arrest them and retain their drivers license. The officer then issues a DDS 1205 form. This form is the officers notice to You of the officers intention to suspend YOUR privileges to operate a motor vehicle. You must write a 30 day response letter to stop the suspension.

Arrests for all Helen charges are made by either the City of Helen Police Department, White County Sheriff’s office, The Department of Public Safety or the Georgia State Patrol (the nighthawks division does not work in this particular county but some of the nighthawk troopers with special DUI training do patrol this area by assignment or re-assignment). These Charges are heard at the Helen Municipal Court. The Helen Municipal Court is located at 25 Alpenrosen Strasse in the city of Helen. These charges would be heard in the main courtroom in Helen Municipal Courthouse. The judges that would hear that charge is Chief Judge Robert Sneed. All charges for Helen are prosecuted by the City of Helen Solicitor as determined by the office of the District Attorney of the Enotah District.

For a free consultation and evaluation of your Helen DUI charges call our firm for Defense by experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys. Our Criminal Defense Lawyers have the knowledge and skills for your defense.

Just because you have been charged with a Helen DUI does not mean that you have to accept guilt, it means you need to hire a experienced attorney to mount a proper defense for YOUR charges.

Our offices have a 24 hour response line (404-445-8494) and someone is available to answer your call and help. Call us now for a free case evaluation.