Have you been charged with a DUI (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391) in Cobb County? If traveling through Cobb County you may have been pulled by Cobb County Police Department. There are additional police departments which may have pulled you over depending on if you were in the City of Smyrna, Marietta, Powder Springs, Kennesaw, and Austell.
Did you receive a charge while leaving the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta United Game, Atlanta Falcons Game or Atlanta Hawks Game? Maybe you were enjoying a night out leaving Suntrust Park, Buckhead, Midtown, Atlanta High Museum of Art, or The Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
You need the assistance of a DUI law firm that is not only familiar with DUI in Cobb County, but is also well known in the Cobb County Court system.
Did the officer charge you with Driving Under the Influence under Alcohol, Drugs, Prescription medication, marijuana, Violation of Controlled Substances Act (V.G.C.S.A.)?
The law offices of Michael D. Barber & Associates have extensive experience defending clients from DUI charges in Cobb County. Our office is well versed in defending and navigating the 30 day suspension letter, the Office of State Administrative Hearings, The Cobb County State 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 Cobb County Court system. Many people receive a DUI who have never been in trouble.
- This charge is also the most inadequately represented charge in criminal law for clients. A Cobb County Criminal Defense 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.
Officers should have extensive training to properly investigate a DUI in Cobb County.
The attorney should have the same training as the officers (or more) to properly represent YOU in defending YOUR DUI charge. This training assures proper representation for you in the court system and is another reason that YOU need an experienced attorney.
Without an experienced lawyer, YOU will not be able to properly defend against a Cobb County 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 Cobb County DUI, the officer is required by law to arrest them and retain their driver’s license. The officer then issues a DDS 1205 form. This form is the officer’s notice to you of the officer’s intention to suspend YOUR privileges to operate a motor vehicle. You must write a 30 day response letter to stop the suspension.
Arrests for Cobb County charges are made by either the Cobb County Police Department or a special division in the Georgia State Patrol called the Nighthawks. These Cobb County Charges are heard at the Cobb County State Court. The Cobb County State Court is located at 12 East Park Square in the city of Marietta. The Cobb County charges would be heard on one of several floors among 12 judges. All charges for Cobb County are prosecuted by the Office of the Cobb County Solicitor Barry Morgan.
For a FREE consultation and evaluation of your DUI charges call our firm. Our DUI lawyers have the knowledge and skills for your defense.
Just because you have been charged with a DUI does not mean that you have to accept guilt. It means you need to hire an 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.