COBB COUNTY DUI LAWYERS
Our Marietta and Cobb 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 Marietta or Cobb County, our experienced Marietta DUI lawyers and Cobb 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 Marietta Municipal Court as well as the State Court of Cobb 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 both the Marietta Municipal Court and the Cobb County State Court. We know many of the judges and prosecutors in both of these courts as well as the police officers and state troopers who are dedicated to the DUI task forces in Marietta and Cobb County.
Through our relationships and experience, we have been able to maneuver through the Marietta and Cobb 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.
If you were charged with DUI, and the officer gave you a 30-day temporary license and notified the Department of Driver Services of your DUI arrest, then you have only TEN BUSINESS DAYS from the date of your arrest to send a letter to request an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing to try to save your Georgia driver’s license from being suspended. Otherwise, your Georgia driver’s license will be 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. You can request a free “10 Day Letter” to be emailed to you here: 10 Day Letter Request Page. Or if you prefer, 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.
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 Marietta 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 Marietta DUI attorney and Cobb 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 Marietta attorney / Cobb 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.
MARIETTA MUNICIPAL COURT
From Marietta Municipal Court website: The City of Marietta Municipal Court is one of over 400 local courts of the Georgia Judicial System. Jurisdiction is limited to misdemeanor offenses of shoplifting of $500 or less; possession of marijuana (less than one ounce) and traffic offenses including DUI. The court adjudicates violations of local ordinances including zoning and parking offenses. Municipal Court also imposes civil penalties for photo-enforced red-light violations and photo-enforced school bus stop arm violations.
Municipal Court has the right and power to conduct non-jury trials, receive guilty pleas and impose sentence in the manner required by law. Sentences handed down by this court are limited to 12 months and a fine of up to $1,000 per offense. However, sentences for multiple charges may run consecutively to one another or consecutively to another case. These sentences may also be served on probation.
The court is comprised of seven divisions which work together to perform the duties of the court. They are: Judges, Prosecutors, Clerk of Court, Probation, Court Services, Court Security and Court Administration.
Marietta Municipal Court, 240 Lemon St NE , Marietta, GA 30060
Cobb Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. Motions to suppress and jury trials cannot be heard here. Thus, if your case requires motions or a potential jury trial and cannot be settled in Cobb Municipal Court, then a good option and strategy is to bind it over (transfer) to Cobb County State Court, as Cobb County State Court has jurisdiction to hear motions and jury trials.
Cobb County State Court, 12 E Park Sq, Marietta, GA 30090
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 Marietta DUI attorneys and Cobb 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.