In America, you are innocent until proven guilty. This applies to all criminal charges, including DUI charges and all drug offenses. 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 criminal and DUI cases in Lavonia, Carnesville, Royston, Franklin Springs, Canon, and all of Franklin County. We also stay up to date on the latest cases and legal rulings.
Many people drive through Franklin County on their way through Georgia, as it is one of the most northeastern counties in the state in which Interstate 85 passes through. As a result of Interstate 85, a lot of Georgia and interstate traffic moves through Franklin County. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office regularly patrols and aggressively enforces the traffic laws on the vehicles that travel along Interstate 85. This traffic law enforcement in the form of traffic stops often times leads to seizures of individuals and searches of vehicles as law enforcement investigates for crimes such as DUI and drug possession. Furthermore along with the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, the Georgia State Patrol, City of Lavonia Police Department, Franklin Springs Police Department, and City of Royston Police Department patrol the local roads of Franklin County enforcing the criminal laws for the citizens of Franklin County and other individuals passing through.
Most Franklin County DUI cases start in the Probate Court of Franklin County, the City of Lavonia Municipal Court, or the Franklin Springs Municipal Court. The exception is for cases involving a felony, such as drug possession, or a DUI offense where an individual has requested a jury trial to determine whether they are guilty or not guilty of the offense. In either a DUI case where a jury trial is requested, a non-traffic misdemeanor offense, such as domestic violence, or a felony offense, such as drug possession or vehicular homicide, the case is handled in the Superior Court of Franklin County. Prosecution for DUIs in the Probate Court of Franklin County and for all charges in the Superior Court of Franklin County are handled by the District Attorney of Franklin County. Franklin County shares a DA with Oglethorpe County, Madison County, Hart County and Elbert County. The DA and Superior Court judges are part of the Northern Judicial Circuit of Georgia. This circuit covers Madison, Oglethorpe, Elbert, Hart, and Franklin Counties.
Jason Slider has been representing individuals charged with crimes, including DUI alcohol, DUI drugs, Possession of Drugs and Possession of Drugs with Intent to Distribute in Franklin County since 2007 and has successfully argued in front of a jury of citizens from Franklin County on behalf of his client. Individuals charged with crimes want an attorney who knows the area and the people involved to make informed decisions about how to handle their case. Jason Slider is familiar with the prosecutors in the county and understands what legal arguments to make in representing his clients. He is familiar with the DUI laws and vehicle search and seizure laws, that are often issues that arise following a traffic stop on the local roads or Interstate 85 as it passes through Franklin County.
If you have received a DUI in Franklin 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 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.
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