BRASELTON DUI LAWYERS
Our Braselton 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 Braselton or Gwinnett County, our experienced Braselton 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 Braselton 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 Braselton 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 Braselton 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 Braselton 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 Braselton 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.
BRASELTON MUNICIPAL COURT
From Braselton Municipal Court’s website:
- ordinance violation citation is issued, you may call to find out the cost of the citation at 706 654-3915 Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- If a court appearance is not required, the citation can be mailed in or paid at the Braselton Police and Municipal Court facility.Contact Information:
5040 Highway 53
P. O. Box 306
Braselton, GA 30517
706-654-3915 ext. 1121
- This address is also located on the bottom portion of your citations, unless it was issued by a Georgia State Patrol officer.
- If a court appearance is required, the citation is added to the court calendar for the appropriate date for arraignment.
- At your scheduled court date, also known as the arraignment, you will be required to enter a plea of Guilty, Not Guilty, or Nolo Contendere.
- If you plead Guilty, you will be waving any rights to:
- A trial by judge or jury
- A presumption of innocence
- Confront witnesses
- Testify and offer evidence
- A right to counsel
- The right against self-incrimination
- If the Judge accepts the guilty plea, you will be sentenced and case will be disposed of.
- If you plea Not Guilty, you will be asked to choose either a bench trial (which will be held here at the Municipal Court facility by our Judge, at a future date), or a Trial by Jury (which will be transferred to State Court and the trial will be scheduled for a later date).
- You have the right to request a pre-trial conference with the prosecutor to discuss charges against you.
- If you are to be placed on probation, you will meet with a probation officer before you are excused from court.
- Failure to appear on your scheduled court date, will be subject to either a Bench Warrant being issued or a suspension of your license.
- The disposition of your case will be transmitted to the appropriate agency, such as the Department of Drivers Services.
- If by good cause you can not appear for your scheduled court date, a one time continuance can be granted. Please call before your court date to discuss this.
No cell phones are allowed in the courtroom. Also, no food or drinks are allowed.
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.