SUWANEE DUI LAWYERS
Our Suwanee 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 Suwanee or Gwinnett County, our experienced Suwanee 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 Suwanee 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 Suwanee Municipal Court and 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 Suwanee 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 Suwanee 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 Suwanee 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 Suwanee 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.
SUWANEE MUNICIPAL COURT (from Suwanee Municipal Court’s website):
The Municipal Court of Suwanee hears and adjudicates traffic offenses and violations of City ordinances that occur within the City limits of Suwanee. Gwinnett County Animal Control violations and Georgia State Patrol traffic offenses that occur within the City limits of Suwanee also are heard in this court. Call Suwanee Municipal Court at 770/945-6962; see below to send an email to staff.
Coming to court
Suwanee Municipal Court is located at 323 Buford Highway in the Suwanee Crossroads Center. Court is NOT at Suwanee City Hall, but rather across Buford Highway from Town Center Park. Directions.
Hearings are held at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday. You may arrive as early as 4 p.m. to speak with someone about your case. Upon arrival, please check in at the window with a court clerk.
To ensure the safety of the public and court officials, all individuals and articles entering court chambers are subject to search.
Payment of fines (in lieu of a court appearance)
Fines for most offenses may be paid prior to the scheduled court date and before 4:30 p.m. on the scheduled court date.
Citations may be paid:
- in person at the City of Suwanee Crossroads Center, 323 Buford Highway, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday and also during court hours Wednesday evenings
- through the mail
Mailed payments should be sent to:
Suwanee Municipal Court
323 Buford Hwy
Suwanee, GA 30024
- Be sure to enclose citation along with payment.
- Acceptable forms of payment include personal check (within the metro area only), money order, cashier’s check, cash, or credit cards(Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express).
Some offenses require a mandatory court appearance and cannot be paid in advance or through the mail.
Amounts vary depending upon the offense. Click here for a list of fine amounts for most offenses or call a court clerk at 770/945-6962 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
If you fail to appear for court or if your payment does not reach the Municipal Court’s office by the court date, a warrant may be issued for your arrest and/or your driver’s license may be suspended.
You are eligible for one 30-day continuance if you have no prior extensions on the case and you have no previous appearances in court for this case. Contact the Suwanee Municipal Court no later than three business days prior to your original assigned court date. You may:
- call 770/945-6962
- stop by in person 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
- fax the court appearance continuance form to 678/714-0992
- scan and e-mail the completed form to Deputy Court Clerk Angie Garcia.
- Certified copy of disposition: $5
If you have any questions regarding your driving history or how a citation might affect your history, you may visit the Department of Driver Services website or contact them through the automated phone number 678/413-8400.
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.