DUI Berkeley Lake


Our Berkeley Lake and Gwinnett County DUI lawyers at the Towe Law Firm are available 24 / 7 TO DISCUSS YOUR CASE.  Just call us at 404.993.9172, and you will be able to speak with an experienced DUI attorney directly, not a secretary or paralegal. If you are charged with a DUI in the City of Berkeley Lake or Gwinnett County, our experienced Berkeley Lake DUI lawyers and Gwinnett County DUI lawyers at the Towe Law Firm will fight diligently and aggressively to defend you every step of the way.

We are experienced in handling cases in both the Berkeley Lake Municipal Court as well as the State Court of Gwinnett County. We are experienced DUI attorneys, devoting most all of our practice to DUI and related charges that often accompany DUI charges.  We know the Georgia court system well and practice regularly in the Gwinnett County State Court.  We know many of the judges and prosecutors as well as the police officers and state troopers who are dedicated to the DUI task forces in Berkeley Lake and Gwinnett County.

Through our relationships and experience, we have been able to maneuver through the Gwinnett County court system and consistently negotiate favorable decisions for our clients.  View our recent success stories here.  When a trial is necessary, we vigorously and aggressively fight for a favorable jury decision.


We offer you a FREE consultation by phone or in person to discuss your DUI case.  If you call our firm, you will speak with an experienced Lawrenceville DUI attorney directly.  We will not hand you off to some junior attorney with whom you have never spoken. We will handle all aspects of your very important case personally. You deserve total representation from the experienced attorney with whom you consulted and hired, not from a junior associate.

We wish to highlight the seriousness of this DUI charge and importance of speaking with a Lawrenceville DUI attorney and Gwinnett County DUI attorney.  Regardless of how hopeless you think your case may be, you owe it to yourself to discuss your case with an experienced Lawrenceville attorney / Gwinnett County attorney.  We are passionate about working hard to get a favorable result in every case we take on.  Call us at 404-993-9172 now to set up an appointment at your convenience.  You have nothing to lose by calling and potentially a lot to gain.  We look forward to hearing from you and helping put your mind at some ease during this difficult time of yours.


From Berkeley Lake Municipal Court’s website:


Municipal Court
Roxanne Egan
Chief Court Clerk

4040 S. Berkeley Lake Rd. NW
Berkeley Lake, GA  30096

Ph: (770) 368-9484 Ext. 104

Monday – Thursday
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

It is each resident’s responsibility to comply with city ordinances. Often times, a permit must be obtained from the City of Berkeley Lake prior to any changes or improvements being made to property and dwellings. Failure to obtain required permits and/or failure to comply with city ordinances can result in stop-work orders, revocation of existing permits / licenses, doubled fees, citations, municipal court summons, fines, imprisonment, and other remedies prescribed by law.

The City of Berkeley Lake Municipal Judge is appointed annually and hears court evidence on citations for violations of city ordinances once a quarter on the second Wednesday of March, June, September, and December

Other dates are scheduled as needed. Check for court dates on the city calendar.

Basic Rules of Court Conduct

Fines & Fees Reporting
The city has to submit a monthly report of court fines to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA). There are several state mandated funds that receive a percentage of fines and fees the city collects:

  • Peace Officer’s Annuity Benefit Fund (POABF)
  • Local Victims Assistance Program (LVAP)
  • Peace Officer, Prosecutor and Training Fund-Bond Forfeitures (POPIDF-A)
  • Peace Officer, Prosecutor and Indigent Defense Fund – Bond Forfeitures (POPIDF-B)

The city remits:

  • POABF monies to POABF
  • LVAP monies to Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, and
  • POPIDF-A and POPIDF-B monies to GSCCCA.

The city also submits semi-annual reports to the Administrative Office of the Courts regarding municipal court caseload.


Gwinnett County Treatment Court Program is a sentencing alternative for person’s charge with DUI and a diversion program for person’s charged with felony drug charges. The program offers participants intensive out-patient treatment, random drug screening, and Court reviews in order to help reduce the recidivism rate among the substance abusing population. To visit our site please click http://www.treatmentcourt.com
State Judges & Administration
Chief Judge Pamela D. South (S5)
Judge Joseph C. Iannazzone (S4)
Judge Carla E. Brown (S3)
Judge John Doran Jr. (S6)
Judge Emily J. Brantley (S1)
Senior Judge Howard E. Cook
Senior Judge Robert W. Mock Sr.


Court Administrator : Philip M Boudewyns
Clerk Of State Court : Richard T. Alexander
Phone: (770) 822-8100


Gwinnett County State Court

Gwinnett County State Court

ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE SUSPENSION HEARING If you have been arrested for DUI and blew over the legal limit for someone of your age and drivers license class, then the law requires that the arresting officer give you a temporary license (8.5 x 11 yellow paper).  This temporary license is known as form DS-1205 and also acts to serve notice to you that your license will be suspended 30 days from arrest unless you send in $150 to the Georgia Department of Drivers Services requesting an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing.

An ALS Hearing is a civil action taken by the State of Georgia to try to suspend your license before the adjudication (resolution) of your criminal DUI case.  The administrative license suspension case is an important and, frequently, a critical part of your DUI case. The hearing upon the administrative license suspension action can provide valuable information in the defense of your Georgia DUI charge. With the filing of a request for hearing within 10 days from the date of arrest, your driving privileges are extended beyond the 30 days, which your temporary permit is valid for. The administrative license suspension case can play a crucial role in how you proceed in the criminal portion of your DUI case.

If you received a yellow 30-day temporary license and your license was confiscated, then you have only TEN BUSINESS DAYS from the date of your arrest to send a letter to the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety to request an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing to try to save your license from being suspended. Otherwise, your license will be automatically suspended once your 30-day temporary license expires. This suspension could be for a full year and could leave you WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF GETTING A LIMITED DRIVING PERMIT.

Our firm will send in this 10-day letter for you for free. You only need to provide us with the necessary information and pay the $150 fee that the State of Georgia requires for submitting a request for an ALS hearing. If you prefer to mail in the letter yourself, you can request this  “10 Day Letter” for free. This “10 Day” Letter contains all of the elements needed to preserve your rights to an ALS hearing.

The strategy on how to handle an ALS Hearing is important, as it can dictate how your criminal DUI case proceeds.  Our Lawrenceville DUI attorneys and Gwinnett County DUI attorneys know the strategies and tactics necessary to provide you with solid advice on how to proceed with your ALS Hearing.  We will review your case thoroughly and decide on the strategy that best suits your individual and unique case.  Contact the Towe Law Firm at 404.993.9172 to discuss your DUI case and ALS case with experienced DUI attorneys.

In the overwhelming majority of the ALS Hearing cases that the Towe Law Firm has handled, we have been able to prevent our clients’ licenses from being suspended at the hearing.  Therefore, you will be in great hands if we handle your case.  Call us at 404.993.9172 to for a free consultation on your DUI and ALS cases today.

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