In Hall County, Georgia, there are many, many arrests made daily for DUI. What's different about these cases is: those arrested are often people like you and me (law-abiding citizens who had absolutely no intention of breaking the law).
What you need to know is this: if you're charged with a DUI in Hall County, you need a local lawyer to handle your case. We are located on the square in downtown Gainesville and we've been defending people in Hall County since 2005. Contact us at (770) 249-4405 to learn more about how we will help you.
In the meantime, here are some of the most commonly asked questions we get from our clients about their Hall County DUI charges.
Where will my Hall County DUI court hearing be held?
Your case may go first to the Gainesville Municipal Court, Flowery Branch Municipal Court, or the Oakwood Municipal Court. However, some cases go directly to the Hall County State Court. You can determine what court your case will go to first by examining your DUI Citation. About halfway down on the citation you will see a court date and time (and location). Sometimes, the officer doesn't put down time/location on the citation. Call us to find out where your case is going.
If you cannot get a favorable result in the Gainesville Municipal Court, Flowery Branch Municipal Court, or the Oakwood Municipal Court, the law allows you to "remove" the case to the Hall County State Court. This is because you have a right to a trial by jury. And, in the Gainesville Municipal Court, Flowery Branch Municipal Court, or the Oakwood Municipal Court, there are no juries.
Often clients will go to Gainesville Municipal Court, Flowery Branch Municipal Court, or the Oakwood Municipal Court and decide they want their case to be removed to the Hall County State Court for a jury trial.
What happens after a drunk driving arrest in Hall County?
If you are arrested for drunk driving, what happens next depends on the facts and circumstances. Your case may go to the Gainesville Municipal Court, Flowery Branch Municipal Court, or the Oakwood Municipal Court first, although some cases go directly to the Hall County State Court.
DUI defense lawyer Brett Willis has been practicing in Hall County since 2005. Give us a call now to talk with Brett about your Hall County DUI charges.
Can I beat a drunk driving charge in Hall County, Georgia?
Absolutely yes. We have an incredible record of doing just that.
It is possible to beat a drunk driving charge, although it is not typically an easy process. It will require a thorough understanding of the law and a thorough understanding of the technical nature of field sobriety tests, breath tests, blood tests, and urine tests. Understanding the tests is critical to identifying errors (technical or human-made errors) to highlight the unreliability of the results.
Aside from errors or unreliable test results, you may have had your constitutional rights violated. This happens more often than you might imagine. A violation can lead to the inadmissibility of some or all evidence. Without sufficient evidence, the case will be dismissed, or a jury may return with an acquittal.
You will need a drunk driving defense attorney to help you beat an intoxicated driving charge.
We know the law and the technical, scientific make-up of field sobriety tests, blood tests, breath tests, and urine tests. We also know how to identify and proactively address any constitutional rights violations to benefit your case. Contact our us at our downtown Gainesville office today at (770) 249-4405 . The consultation is totally free.