In America, you are innocent until proven guilty. This applies to DUI charges just as much as anything else. At Baker and Slider, 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 Madison, Bostwick, Rutledge, Buckhead and all of Morgan County. We also stay up to date on the latest cases and legal rulings.
Morgan County is located below Athens, Georgia and East of Atlanta, Georgia. It's right next to Athens-Clarke County, and many people drive through it on their way to Athens. Some people go to visit friends or family. Others are going to a UGA sporting event. One thing that everyone has in common is that they need to be prepared to deal with a possible DUI charge if they are pulled over and arrested.
Police in Madison are aggressive when it comes to handing out DUI charges. 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.
Misdemeanor DUIs in Morgan County are prosecuted in the Morgan County Probate Court and the City of Madison Municipal Court, both courts have a contract prosecutor that handles the prosecution of their cases. If an individual is charged with a felony DUI or another felony offense along with the DUI charge, the case is prosecuted in the Morgan County Superior Court by the District Attorney of Morgan County. Additionally, any DUI case that starts in the Morgan County Probate Court or City of Madison Municipal Court can be transferred by the Defendant to the Superior Court of Morgan County so that they can have a jury trial on their charges.
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.