Have you been charged with a DUI (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391) in Walton County? If traveling through Walton County you may have been pulled by Walton County Sheriff. There are additional police departments which may have pulled you over depending on if you were in the City of Monroe, Loganville, Walnut Grove, or Social Circle.
Did the Sheriff Deputy charge you with Driving Under the Influence for Alcohol, Drugs, Prescription medication, marijuana or Violation of Controlled Substances Act (V.G.C.S.A.)? Did you receive a this charge while leaving the UGA Game? Maybe you were enjoying a night out leaving a favorite establishment in Monroe or Loganville. You need the assistance law firm that is not only familiar with DUI in Walton County but is also well known in the Walton County Court system.
The law offices of Michael D. Barber & Associates has extensive experience defending clients from DUI charges in the Walton County. Our office is well versed in defending and navigating the 30 day suspension letter, the Office of State Administrative Hearings, The Walton County Probate Court and many other complicated areas within representation for YOUR charge.
The alcohol version of this charge is one of the most heavily used and frequently received charges in the Walton County Court system. Many people receive a Walton 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 Walton 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 Walton County Sheriff's Deputy 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 Walton 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 Walton County charges are made by either the White County Sheriff's office, The 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 Walton County Charges are heard at the Walton County Probate Court. The Walton County Probate Court is located at 303 South Hammond Drive in the city of Monroe. The Walton County charges would be heard in the Probate Court under Judge Bruce Wright. All charges for Walton County are prosecuted by the Walton County Solicitors Charlie Barrow and Brett Mizerak.
CAN I GIVE A DEFENSE TO THESE CHARGES?
You need the help of an experienced Walton County 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. It 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. A Walton County Driving Under the Influence 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 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 criminal defense attorney that 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 Charges.
For a free consultation and evaluation of your charges call our firm for Defense by experienced Defense Attorneys. Our Criminal Defense Lawyers have the knowledge and skills for your defense.
Just because you have been charged with a Walton 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 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.