Have you been charged with a DUI (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391) in the City of Marietta?
Did you receive a City of Marietta DUI charge while leaving the Atlanta United Game, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta, Braves or Atlanta Hawks Game? Maybe you were enjoying a night out at Smyrna, Vinings, Stockyard Burgers & Bones, Johnnie MacCracken’s Celtic Firehouse Pub , Suntrust Park, Andretti Indoor Kartingand Games, Buckhead, Midtown, Atlanta High Museum of Art, or The Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
You’ll need the assistance of a DUI law firm that is not only familiar with DUI in the City of Marietta, but is also well known in the Marietta court system.
Did the officer charge you with a DUI 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 the City of Marietta. Our attorneys are well versed in defending and navigating the 30 day suspension letter, the Office of State Administrative Hearings, The Marietta 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 Marietta Municipal 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.
- 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. This training assures proper representation for you in the court system and is another reason that YOU need an experienced Attorney. 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 previously the most typical and frequently used charge is under alcohol. Officers should have extensive training to properly investigate a DUI charge. The attorney should have the same training as the officers (or more) to properly represent YOU in defending YOUR charge. Without an experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer, YOU will not be able to properly defend against a Marietta 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 Marietta 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 DUI charges in Marietta are made by either the City of Marietta Police Department, the Department of Public Safety or a special division in the Georgia State Patrol called the Nighthawks. These charges are heard at the Marietta Municipal Court. The Marietta Municipal Court is located at 240 Lemon St. The charges would be heard in the main courtroom in Marietta Municipal Courthouse. The judge who would hear the charge is Chief Judge Roger J. Rozen. All charges for Marietta are prosecuted by the City of Marietta Solicitor Robert Donovan.
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For a FREE consultation and evaluation of your DUI charges, call our firm. Our lawyers have the knowledge and skills for your defense.
Just because you have been charged with a DUI in Marietta 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.
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