Have you been charged with a DUI (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391) in Hall County? If traveling through Hall County you may have been pulled by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. However, there are additional police departments which may have pulled you over depending on if you were in the City of Oakwood, Gainesville or Flowery Branch.
Did the officer charge you 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 the Lake Lanier or Atlanta Falcons Camp? Maybe you were enjoying a night out in Gainesville or The Botanical Gardens. You need the assistance of a law firm that is not only familiar with Hall County but is also well known in the Hall County Court system.
The law offices of Michael D. Barber & Associates has extensive experience defending clients from charges in Hall County. Our office is well versed in defending and navigating the 30 day suspension letter, the Office of State Administrative Hearings, the Hall County State 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 Hall County Court system. Many people receive a Hall County DUI who have never been in trouble. This charge is also the most inadequately represented charge in criminal law for clients. 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. 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 the most typical, and frequently used, version for this charge is under alcohol. Officers should have extensive training to properly investigate a Hall County DUI charge. The Attorney should have the same training as the officers (or more) to properly represent YOU in defending YOUR charge. This training assures proper representation for you in the court system and is another reason that YOU need a experienced Attorney. Without a experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer, YOU will not be able to properly defend against a Hall County 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 Hall 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 Hall County charges are made by either the Hall County Sheriff’s office or a special division in the Georgia State Patrol called the Nighthawks. These Hall County Charges are heard at the Hall County State Court. The Hall County State Court is located at 225 Green Street SE Gainesville, Georgia 30501 in the city of Gainesville. The Hall County charges would be heard in the State Court under either Chief Judge B.E. Roberts, III, Judge Larry A. Baldwin, II or Judge John G. Breakfield. All charges for Hall County are prosecuted by the Hall County Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard.
For a free consultation and evaluation of your Hall County DUI charges call our firm for Defense by experienced Hall County Criminal Defense Attorneys. Our Criminal Defense Lawyers have the knowledge and skills for your defense.
Just because you have been charged with a Hall 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.