In America, you are innocent until proven guilty. This applies to all criminal charges, including DUI and drug charges. At Baker & Slider, LLC, we have the experience and skills you need to fight your case. We have extensive experience and a track record of success defending DUI and drug cases in Banks County. We also stay up to date on the latest cases and legal rulings.
Many people drive through Banks County on their way through Georgia as they travel along Interstate 85 towards Atlanta. As a result, a lot of traffic moves through Banks County. Furthermore, as the county and the cities it is home to see this traffic, they've stepped up police patrols and DUI checkpoints, and as a result, more people need information about Banks County DUI penalties and defenses.
The penalties for DUI include heavy fines, community service, jail time, lost driving privileges and more. Additionally, those are only the punishments leveled by the government. DUI defendants also risk losing their jobs, being turned down for future employment, criticism from friends and family, and more. Insurance rates will go up, and the DUI charge will stay on your record for years, making any background check problematic. With so much to lose, you'll want to ensure that you have the best possible DUI defense.
Most DUIs in Banks County are prosecuted in the Banks County Probate Court. The exception is for cases involving a felony, like drug possession. If there is a felony charge, the case is prosecuted in the Banks County Superior Court by the District Attorney. Additionally, a defendant charged with only misdemeanor DUI has the right to transfer their case to the Banks County Superior Court to demand a trial by jury. Banks County shares a DA with Banks and Jackson counties. Therefore, drivers want an attorney who knows the area and people involved to make informed decisions about how to handle their case.
Facing DUI charges for the first time can be frightening and also confusing. The process that follows a DUI arrest is complex and you need the help of an experienced DUI lawyer in Franklin County Georgia. Our firm offers a free consultation, so if you have any questions regarding your unique DUI case.
To give you a better idea of DUI cases and how they are handled in Georgia, we have provided answers to some commonly asked questions.
You only have one chance to choose the right DUI attorney. Put your case into the hands of Jason Slider and make sure that your rights are protected. Don't take chances with your future. Schedule a free consultation with Jason Slider today.