Have you been charged with a DUI (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391) in Gwinnett County? If traveling through Gwinnett County you may have been pulled over by the Gwinnett County Police Department. There are additional police departments which may have pulled you over depending on if you were in the City of Auburn, Braselton, Dacula, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Duluth, Norcross, Buford, Sugar Hill, Loganville and Suwanee.
Did the officer charge you with a DUI 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 a Gwinnett County DUI charge while leaving the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta United Game, Atlanta Falcons Game or Atlanta Hawks Game? Maybe you were enjoying a night out leaving Buckhead, Midtown, Atlanta High Museum of Art, or The Atlanta Botanical Gardens, The Gwinnett Stripers or the Infinite Energy Center. You need the assistance DUI law firm that is not only familiar with Driving Under the Influence charges in Gwinnett County but is also well known in Gwinnett County Court system.
The law offices of Michael D. Barber & Associates has extensive experience defending clients from DUI charges in the Gwinnett County. Our office is well versed in defending and navigating the 30 day suspension letter, the Administrative Court for the Office of State Administrative Hearings, The Gwinnett County Court System and many other complicated areas within representation for a Gwinnett County Driving Under the Influence charge.
A Gwinnett County Alcohol version of this charge is one of the most heavily used and frequently received charges in the Gwinnett Court system. Many people receive a Gwinnett County 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 Gwinnett 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 Gwinnett County 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.
As mentioned the most typical, and frequently used, charge is under alcohol. Officers should have extensive training to properly investigate a Gwinnett County DUI charge. A criminal defense Attorney should have the same training as the officers (or more) to properly represent YOU in defending a Gwinnett County Driving Under the Influence charge. This training assures proper representation for you in the court system and is another reason that YOU need a experienced DUI Criminal Defense Attorney. Without a experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer, YOU will not be able to properly defend against a Gwinnett County DUI officer who has not had the proper training and made errors in evaluating your Gwinnett County 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 Gwinnett County DUI, the officer is required by law to arrest them and retain their drivers license. The officer then issues a DDS 1205 form. This form is the officers notice to You of the officers 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 Gwinnett County charges are made by either the Gwinnett County Police Department or a special division in the Georgia State Patrol called the Nighthawks. These Gwinnett County Charges are heard at the Gwinnett County State Court. The Gwinnett County State Court is located at 75 Langley Drive in the city of Lawrenceville. The Gwinnett County charges would be heard on one of several floors among 6 judges. All charges in Gwinnett County State Court are prosecuted by the Office of the Gwinnett County Solicitor Brian Whiteside.
For a free consultation and evaluation of your Gwinnett County Driving Under the Influence charges call our firm for representation by a experienced Attorney. Our Lawyers have the knowledge and skills for your defense.
Just because you have been charged with a Gwinnett County DUI does not mean that you have to accept guilt, it means you need to hire a 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