Have you been charged with a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391) in the City of Brookhaven? Did the officer charge you with a under Alcohol, Drugs, Prescription medication, marijuana, Violation of Controlled Substances Act (V.G.C.S.A.)?
Did you receive a DUI charge while leaving the Atlanta United Game, Atlanta Falcons Game or Atlanta Hawks Game? Maybe you were enjoying a night out in Buckhead, East Atlanta Village, The Foundry, Midtown, Atlanta High Museum of Art, or The Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
You need the assistance of a DUI law firm in Brookhaven that is not only familiar with the Brookhaven Municipal Court, but is also well known in that court system.
The law offices of Michael D. Barber & Associates have extensive experience defending clients from DUI charges in the City of Brookhaven. Our office is well versed in defending and navigating the 30 day suspension letter, the Office of State Administrative Hearings, The Brookhaven Municipal Court and many other areas within representation for this charge.
A Driving Under the Influence charge is one of the most heavily used and frequently received charges in the City of Brookhaven. 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.
- An 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.
- A DUI attorney in Brookhaven should have the same training as the officer (or more) to properly represent you. This training assures proper representation for you and is another reason that YOU need an experienced attorney.
- Without an experienced 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 case.
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 Driving Under the Influence, 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 in Brookhaven are made by either the City of Brookhaven Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriffs office, or a special division in the Georgia State Patrol called the Nighthawks. These charges are heard at the Brookhaven Municipal Court. The Brookhaven Municipal Court is located at 2665 Buford Highway NE. The DUI charges would be heard in the main courtroom in Brookhaven Municipal Courthouse. The judges who would hear that charge are Laura Stevenson or Jonathon Granade. All charges are prosecuted by the City of Brookhaven Solicitor Gregory Schwarz or Steven Chen.
Can my DUI attorney give a defense to my DUI charges?
You need the help of an experienced DUI Criminal Defense Attorney to help you with these charges. Many people don’t realize that this 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 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 attorney who knows how to evaluate both sides of the case. Our team of lawyers are former prosecutors and know how to mount a proper defense for your DUI charges.”
For a FREE consultation and evaluation of your Driving Under the Influence charges in Brookhaven 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 DUI 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.