Bill Hardman is an experienced Georgia DUI lawyer who has represented clients in DUI cases in Dahlonega Municipal Court, Lumpkin County Probate Court and Lumpkin County Superior Court. Feel free to call our office for a free consultation about your Dahlonega DUI case or Lumpkin County DUI case.
Arrested for a DUI in Dahlonega Bill Hardman has represented clients accused of DUI in all of the courts in Lumpkin County and across the State of Georgia. Dahlonega is a beautiful city with an excellent college and many great activities. Due to the amount of traffic that now proceeds through Dahlonega, officers are searching and checking for DUI drivers. Whether you had a few beers on the river or a few beers at karaoke, you may be at risk of being charged with DUI in Lumpkin County. Police officers in Lumpkin County also frequently use roadblocks to check for impaired drivers.
Important Deadlines in your DUI case: You may be subject to an administrative/orimplied consent suspension license suspension if you refused a requested blood test or breath test. You may also be subject to an administrative license suspension if you took a blood test or a breath test and the results were above the legal limit. The legal limit for alcohol if you are over 21 years of age is 0.08 and in in Georgia Code Section 40-6-391. If you are under 21, the legal limit is .02. The important thing to remember is that you only have 30 days from the date of your arrest to appeal these administrative license suspensions or they may go into effect automatically, even though your temporary driver's permit last for 45 days. These license suspensions may also go into effect before you ever go to a court and enter any plea or have the evidence in your DUI case heard by a judge or a jury. When you request an appeal of the administrative suspension of your license, that hearing is held in a completely separate court from your criminal case. These appeal hearings are held in the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearing Courts, which provide over Georgia administrative agencies issues. One of those Georgia administrative agencies is the Georgia Department of Driver Services that issues Georgia driver's licenses. To read about these license suspensions and the 30-day letter to appeal these suspensions see here: Do I Need to send a 30-day letter to save my driver's license?
Penalties for DUI DUI carries serious penalties in the State of Georgia including mandatory jail time and suspension of your driver's license. Because the the City of Dahlonega is home to many members of the United States Military, there may be additional concerns if a service member receives a DUI charge. Members of the military may be subject to additional penalties that may affect the ability to advance in their careers. Many times our service members have committed years of service to our country that may be jeopardized by a DUI charge.
Bill Hardman has defended DUI cases in Lumpkin County. Our office will be able to give you a free consultation about your DUI charge in Dahlonega, Georgia. Your DUI case in Dahlonega will start in one of three courts:
If you want to demand a jury trial in your Dahlonega DUI or Lumpkin County DUI case, your trial will be held in the Superior Court of Lumpkin County. It is important that your lawyer make any legal challenges to your DUI charge at every stage of your case. To read about how a DUI case proceeds in Georgia courts click here:
William S. Hardman, Jr., P.C. 210 Washington Street, NW, Suite 104 P. O. Box 438 Gainesville, GA 30503 Phone 770-530-1164 Fax 844-894-2462 No information contained on this website is to be construed as legal advice in your case. Please consult with a licensed Georgia attorney before making any legal decisions in your case.