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 Watkinsville, and all of Oconee County. We also stay up to date on the latest cases and legal rulings.
Many people drive through Oconee County on Highway 441, Highway 15 or Highway 316 as they travel to Athens, Georgia. Moreover, it is home to plenty of UGA sports fans. As a result, a lot of traffic moves through Oconee County. Furthermore, as the county and the cities it is home to see this traffic, they've stepped up police patrols and DUI checkpoints. Therefore, more people are being arrested and charged with DUI in Oconee County for both alcohol and drugs. As a result, more people need information about Oconee County DUI penalties, process, and defense.
Most Oconee County DUI cases start in the Oconee County Probate Court. However, the city of Watkinsville has a Municipal Court that handles DUI arrests made by the City of Watkinsville Police Department. The exception to these two other courts is for cases involving a felony, like drug possession. Oconee County shares a DA with Athens-Clarke County. Cases that start in the Oconee County Probate Court or City of Watkinsville Municipal Court can move to Oconee County Superior Court if a jury trial is demanded. The Superior Court DA and judges are part of the Western Judicial Circuit of Georgia. This circuit covers Clarke and Oconee Counties. Therefore, drivers want an attorney who knows the area and people involved to make informed decisions about how to handle their case.
If you have received a DUI in Oconee 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 Oconee 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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