Have you been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI)(O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391) in Avondale Estates? Did the officer charge you with a DUI under Alcohol, Drugs, Prescription medication, marijuana, Violation of Controlled Substances Act (V.G.C.S.A.)?

Did you receive a Driving Under the Influence charge while leaving Eddies Attic, Atlanta United Game, Atlanta Falcons Game or Atlanta Hawks Game? Maybe you were enjoying a night out at Iberian Pig, 246, Leon’s, Twains or leaving 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 a DUI charge in the City of Avondale Estates Municipal Court, but is also well known in that court system.

Many people think that you can only receive a DUI charge for alcohol, but that isn’t true.

The statute for DUI has five different subsections and only two of them involve alcohol. The other three involve drugs (including prescription medications) glue or aerosol or toxic vapors or any combination of them.

The law offices of Michael D. Barber & Associates have extensive experience defending clients for Driving Under the Influence in the Municipal Court for the City of Avondale Estates. Our attorneys are well versed in defending and navigating the DUI 30 day suspension letter, the Office of State Administrative Hearings, The Avondale Estates Municipal Court and many other complicated areas for proper representation in the Municipal Court for the City of Avondale Estates.

  • A DUI charge is one of the most heavily used and frequently received charges in the City of Avondale Estates. Many people receive a Driving Under the Influence charge who have never been in trouble.
  • This charge is also the most inadequately represented charge in criminal law for clients.
  • A DUI 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 for and is another reason that YOU need an experienced attorney. That is why you need to find a DUI lawyer who has the proper training to help you.
  • If handled improperly, a Driving Under the Influence charge can affect your license, your criminal history, time spent in jail, community representation and many other issues with YOUR life.

The most typical, and frequently used, charge for a City of Avondale Estates DUI is alcohol. Officers should have extensive training to properly investigate a Driving Under the Influence charge. A DUI attorney should have the same training as the officers (or more) to properly represent and defend YOU.

Without an experienced DUI lawyer, YOU will not be able to properly defend against an officer who has not had the proper training and made errors in evaluating your DUI 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 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 a DUI are made by either the City of Avondale Estates Police Department or a special division in the Georgia State Patrol called the Nighthawks. These Avondale Estates DUI Charges are heard at the Avondale Estates Municipal Court. The Avondale Estates Municipal Court is located at 21 East Avondale Plaza in the city of Avondale Estates. The Avondale Estates DUI charges would be heard in the main courtroom in Avondale Estates Municipal Courthouse. The judges who would hear that charge is Steve Nicholas. A charge for DUI in Avondale Estates is prosecuted by the City of Avondale Estates Solicitor Josie Stevens.

Can my DUI lawyer give a defense to these charges?

You need the help of an experienced attorney to help you with these charges. Many people don’t realize that a DUI charge can affect the rest of their life.

The charge would now be a part of your criminal history when you apply to rent a house, a home loan, and even promotions at work, not to mention applying for a new job. This charge will follow you for the rest of your life and cause issues every time it “pops up.”

An experienced DUI criminal defense lawyer can help you with this charge both in how the court treats you and how it effects your future. As former prosecutors, our criminal defense attorneys know and understand that the prosecution, or in almost every case – team of prosecutors, are highly skilled and trained to get a conviction on your case.

“That means it’s time to hire an experienced criminal DUI defense attorney who knows how to evaluate both sides of the case.  Our team of criminal defense lawyers are former prosecutors and know how to mount a proper defense for your DUI charges.”

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 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 DUI charges in Avondale Estates.

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.