By: William C. Head, Board-Certified DUI attorney Sandy Springs GA with his office and home nearby in Sandy Springs Georgia
Facing DUI charges: If you are pulled over for a traffic offense and arrested for DUI by the Sandy Springs police in north Fulton County, you want the best DUI lawyer to fight for you. Hiring needs to happen before you are arraigned at the Sandy Springs City Court or as soon as you learn about pending Sandy Springs warrants issued.
Our law offices near me in the Prado Shopping Center is convenient to the Sandy Springs Municipal Court and only requires our lowest-level criminal defense attorney legal fee rates. Not fewer than 20 GA municipal court locations can be reached from this Sandy Springs office location within 30 minutes, even in heavy, morning traffic.
The Sandy Springs police have a DUI Task Force with several trained officers who are dedicated to finding people who are driving under the influence (alcohol or drugs). About 6 active officers are specially trained in field sobriety tests as instructors.
The Sandy Springs PD is one of metro Atlanta’s better-trained police departments. Each month, the 90+ traffic officers can issue up to 1,000 Sandy Springs traffic tickets.
If you plan to win, hire an experienced Sandy Springs DUI lawyer for your DUI defense. Self-representation is OUT of the question, for those who need to try to avoid being found guilty at their court date.
This rule is especially true for any criminal charge (like hit and run GA) that has a mandatory court appearance in Georgia. Because such traffic crimes require a court to impose jail time and license suspension, you need to “lawyer up” well in advance of your Sandy Springs GA date to appear.
Skill levels and track records for your legal advisor differ widely, at different law offices nearby. Fewer than 5 law firms in the Peach State have DUI attorneys near me willing to travel statewide to every Georgia traffic court to defend clients for felony or misdemeanor traffic violations.
Being part of the DUI lawyer Atlanta group of best DUI lawyers in Georgia, our team has found that the Sandy Springs office location is the easiest to get to. Criminal defense legal services are not like a box of oatmeal that will be the same in any grocery store.
In some cases, our criminal law attorneys’ actions at this court can prevent a case being bound over to Superior Court as a felony, by entering a plea to a lesser criminal offense. An example of this is a DUI-accident for which the personal injury to another may rise to the level of serious injury by vehicle GA.
Call only the best Sandy Springs DUI attorneys for drunk driving, and our law group has three of those top-rated DUI defense attorneys UNDER ONE ROOF. Although most cases on the court calendar are traffic violations, those who are accused of violating Sandy Springs GA ordinances (e.g., a noise ordinance or operating without a business license) are also prosecuted here.
At the Sandy Springs Court, you need someone on your side who will fight for you as you face these serious charges. Losing puts a conviction on your criminal record and having to comply with Sandy Springs probation rules. both at the Sandy Springs Municipal Court and (if a jury trial is demanded) in Fulton County State Court. (Aerial view of the Sandy Springs courthouse below).
Our law firm near me has been in Sandy Springs, Georgia since 1996, which is before the City of Sandy Springs was formed and incorporated. Those 25 years are longer than MOST Georgia DUI attorneys have been licensed to practice law!
Our main law office location (with 3 other Fulton County and Cobb County locations) is in the historic PRADO Shopping Center, 5590 Roswell Road, a location that is very easy to access from either Georgia 400 or I-285. Most often, our DUI attorneys are at this office.
Call today for a FREE lawyer consultation at 404-567-5515. Our legal team can accommodate a Zoom call, and in-person call (using social distancing), or by telephone call. It is your choice.
WARNING! 30-Days to Appeal Your Pending Administrative Suspension or Obtain an IID
If your driver’s license was TAKEN, you only have THIRTY DAYS to act to protect your right to drive. Because officers seeking a post-arrest DUI must read you the implied consent warning prior to collecting the forensic alcohol breath test, blood test, or urine test, this same legal advisement carries loss of license consequences for refusal.
For Georgia licensees (not those who had an out-of-state driver license when arrested) TWO options for being able to continue driving exist:
(1) Installing a 12-month, mandatory ignition interlock device (IID), or
(2) taking a traditional appeal to Georgia DDS by requesting a hearing before an administrative law judge for determination of whether your driving privileges should be suspended. DO NOT “guess” at which way to go, on this important aspect of your case.
Cheston Roney, Sandy Springs Clerk of Court, 7840 Roswell Road, Suite 501, Sandy Springs GA 30328, Phone: 770-730-5600
Finding a DUI Attorney Sandy Springs GA Traffic Ticket Lawyer
To begin, all traffic tickets are MISDEMEANOR cases. That means all traffic citations are CRIMINAL cases, not infractions, as exists in many states. This is a significant issue, since (in Georgia) you are entitled to a jury trial for any traffic law violation.
Plus, unlike about half the states in the U.S., Georgia has no diversion, no conditional discharge, no first offender plea, and no youthful offender law for driving while impaired. Plus, a DUI expungement in Georgia is a PIPE DREAM. The state of Georgia has never allowed expunction or record restriction under its DUI law and likely never will.
DUI cases are SERIOUS misdemeanors or can be felonies under certain conditions, which are set forth below. Absent an accident with serious injury or death, while operating a school bus, OR a DU first offense while the driver is transporting three or more children under the age of 14 in the vehicle, a first offense DUI is a serious misdemeanor only.
Whether a misdemeanor or felony, having a DUI on your criminal record is PERMANENT, taking the offense to the GRAVE. That is why hiring one of our award-winning criminal lawyers is critically important. Larry Kohn, Cory Yager, and the author bring over 80 collective years of top-level results to the table.