In America, you are innocent until proven guilty. This applies to DUI charges just as much as anything else. 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 cases in Athens - Clarke County. We also stay up to date on the latest cases and legal rulings.
Athens - Clarke County is home to the University of Georgia Bulldogs. With game days and the student population in Athens, the police presence is always on high alert in Athens- Clarke County. With fans from all over the State of Georgia, Athens - Clarke County is an extremely popular destination. As the police presence increases, we are seeing more DUI checkpoints and more DUI arrests. Therefore, more people are being arrested and charged with DUI in Clarke County than ever before. As a result, more people need information about Clarke County DUI penalties, process, and defense.
First time misdemeanor DUI charges being in the Municipal Court of Athens-Clarke County, with the possibility of transferring the case to the State Court of Clarke County to request a jury trial. Individuals charged with DUI that have previously been convicted of DUI are placed in the "fast track" system established in Athens, and their cases are immediately transferred to the State Court of Clarke County with an arraignment date usually within two weeks of arrest. People that are placed in this "fast track" system are often times presented with an option to participate in the DUI Drug Court and usually are faced with significant jail time if convicted of anther DUI. The prosecutor looks at recency of the other DUI and the facts of that case in determining the amount of confinement that they request from the Court following a conviction. Cases in the Municipal Court and the State Court are prosecuted by the Solicitor General of Clarke County.
If you have received a DUI in Athens-Clarke County, give our office a call at (706) 208-1514 to schedule an appointment, immediately. You should expect us to review:
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 Athens-Clarke 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.
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