Have you been charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391) in the City of Dunwoody? 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.)?
Many people think that you can only receive this type of charge for alcohol, but that isn’t true.
The prosecutor has five different subsections to charge YOU 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.
Did you receive this charge while leaving the Atlanta United Game, Atlanta Falcons Game or Atlanta Hawks Game? Maybe you were enjoying a night out in at Perimeter Mall at the Capital Grille or Seasons 52 or Buckhead, East Atlanta Village, The Foundry, Midtown, Atlanta High Museum of Art, or The Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
You’ll need the assistance of a law firm that is not only familiar with DUI in the Municipal Court for the City of Dunwoody, but is also well known in that court system.
The criminal defense law offices of Michael D. Barber & Associates has extensive experience defending clients from Driving Under the Influence charges in the City of Dunwoody.
- Our office is well versed in defending and navigating the 30 day suspension letter, Administrative Hearings for the Office of State Administrative Hearings, The Dunwoody Municipal Court and many other complicated areas within representation for a Driving Under the Influence charge.
- A DUI charge is one of the most heavily used and frequently received charges in the City of Dunwoody. Many people receive this charge who have never been in trouble.
- This charge is also the most inadequately represented charge in criminal law for clients. A 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 Criminal Defense 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.
The most typical and frequently used version of this charge is alcohol. Officers should have extensive training to properly investigate a DUI charge. An attorney should have the same training as the officers (or more) to properly represent You. This training assures proper representation for you in court and is another reason that YOU need an experienced attorney. Without an experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer, YOU will not be able to properly mount a defense against an officer who has not had the proper training and made errors in evaluating your DUI charge.
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 YOU 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 charge in Dunwoody are made by either the City of Dunwoody Police Department or a special division in the Georgia State Patrol called the Nighthawks. These DUI charges are heard at the Dunwoody Municipal Court. The Dunwoody Municipal Court is located at 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE in the city of Dunwoody. All charges are heard in the main courtroom at the Dunwoody Municipal Courthouse. All charges for Dunwoody are prosecuted by the City of Dunwoody Solicitor William Riley.
Can a DUI lawyer give defense to DUI charges?
Yes, you’ll need the help of an experienced Criminal Defense 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 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 DUI 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 you.
For a FREE consultation and evaluation of your DUI charges, call our law firm.
Our lawyers have the knowledge and skills to mount a proper defense for your Driving Under the Influence charges.
Just because you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence in Dunwoody does not mean that you have to accept guilt. It means you need to hire an experienced attorney to mount a proper defense for YOU.
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.