Have you been charged with a DUI (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391) in Morgan County? If traveling through Morgan County you may have been pulled by the Morgan 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 Madison.

Did the Sheriff charge you under Alcohol, Drugs, Prescription medication, marijuana or Violation of Controlled Substances Act (V.G.C.S.A.)? Did you receive a Morgan County DUI charge while leaving the Atlanta United Game, Atlanta Falcons Game or Atlanta Hawks Game? Maybe you were enjoying a night out. You need the assistance of a law firm that is not only familiar with Morgan County Court but is also well known in that Court system.

The law offices of Michael D. Barber & Associates has extensive experience defending clients from DUI charges in the Morgan County. Our office is well versed in defending and navigating the 30 day suspension letter, the Office of State Administrative Hearings, the Morgan County State Court and many other complicated areas within representation for YOUR charge.

The Alcohol version of this charge in Morgan County is one of the most heavily used and frequently received charges. Many people receive a Morgan County DUI 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.

As mentioned earlier the most typical, and frequently used, version of this charge is alcohol. Officer’s should have extensive training to properly investigate YOUR charge. A Criminal Defense Attorney should have the same training as the officers (or more) to properly represent YOU. This training assures proper representation for you and is another reason that YOU need a experienced Criminal Defense Attorney. Without experience and knowledge YOU will not be able to properly defend against a Morgan County Sheriff or 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 Morgan 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 Morgan County charge are made by either the Morgan County Sheriff, City of Madison Police Departmentthe Department of Public Safety or the Georgia State Patrol (the nighthawks division does not work in this particular county but some of the nighthawk troopers with special DUI training do patrol this area by assignment or re-assignment). These Morgan County Charges are heard at the Morgan County Probate Court. The Morgan County Probate Court is located at 149 E. Jefferson St in the city of Madison. The Morgan County charges would be heard in the Probate Court under Chief Judge Charles Merritt. All charge for Morgan County are prosecuted by the Morgan County Solicitor General.

For a free consultation and evaluation of your Morgan County DUI charges call our firm for Defense by experienced Attorneys. Our Criminal Defense Lawyers have the knowledge and skills for your defense.

Just because you have been charged with a Morgan 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.