At Baker & Slider, LLC, we have the experience and skills you need to fight your case. We have been handling cases in Oconee County for more than a decade, and 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, Highway 53, Highway 78 or Highway 316 as they travel to Athens, Georgia. As a result, a lot of traffic moves through Oconee County. Traffic enforcement and arrests for charges such as DUI alcohol and DUI drug investigations are handled by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol and City of Watkinsville Police Department.
Most Oconee County DUI cases start in the Oconee County Probate Court, which is the court that has jurisdiction to handle DUI cases made in Oconee County. Additionally, the city of Watkinsville has a Municipal Court that handles DUI arrests made by the City of Watkinsville Police Department inside the city limits of Watkinsville. However, neither the Probate Court of Oconee County nor the Watkinsville Municipal Court has authority for jury trials for criminal matters. The Superior Court of Oconee County is the only court in Oconee County with jurisdiction to have jury trials and is the only other court in Oconee County that handles DUI cases. The Superior Court of Oconee County is the court in which a DUI would be prosecuted if an individual executed their constitutional right and demanded a jury trial in either the Oconee County Probate Court or the City of Watkinsville Municipal Court. Additionally, the Superior Court of Oconee County is the court where any case involving a felony, such as a vehicular homicide or serious bodily injury by motor vehicle, begins. The prosecution of all cases in the Superior Court is handled by the District Attorney of Oconee County. The Superior Court DA and judges are part of the Western Judicial Circuit of Georgia, which encompasses Clarke and Oconee Counties.
Individuals that are arrested and charged with any kind of DUI in Oconee County can expect to have a case made by experienced police officers and to have the prosecution of their case handled by a prosecutor that is up to date with DUI laws. That is why it is important to have an attorney on your side that is knowledgeable in all areas of DUI and familiar with the county. Jason Slider has been practicing criminal defense and has a track record of success in representing individuals arrested and charged for DUI for over 18 years in Oconee County. His first office after he entered private practice was located on Highway 53 in Oconee County, where he practiced for several years before ultimately moving to his current downtown Athens location. Along with being extremely knowledgeable about DUI defense, Jason Slider is familiar with the individuals that are making and prosecuting the DUIs in Oconee County. Jason Slider can handle your DUI case and help you navigate through the complex issues that come with this charge, including potential license suspensions and the issuance of limited driving permits.
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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