The City of Alpharetta, located in Fulton County, Georgia, prosecutes many different types of misdemeanor cases including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Shoplifting, Underage Possession of Alcohol, Traffic Tickets, and Possession of Marijuana Less Than an Ounce. It is in your best interest to hire an experienced Alpharetta, Georgia lawyer to help you with your case.
If you are charged with a crime or traffic ticket in Alpharetta, you will likely be able to receive a bond rather quickly. Click here to download our free Booklet on How to Bond out of Jail for more information.
12624 Broadwell Road
Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
CAUTION: Georgia's 10-Day Rule regarding your license:
By law you have only 10 business days from the date of your arrest to save your license! If you are charged with a DUI and refused to take a breath, blood or urine test, or if your test results indicated your blood-alcohol level was 0.08 or higher, you must request a special hearing with the Department of Public Safety in order to appeal your automatic license suspension.
If you have been arrested for a DUI, it is in your best interest to contact an Attorney who practices DUI Defense work - this will ensure that your rights are protected and your case is given the best evaluation possible. After you are arrested, you will be typically granted a bond rather quickly - certain situations, such as other agency holds or other charges, may delay this process.
Regardless of where you're arrested for a DUI, the penalties are state-mandated and will be generally the same in the municipal courts or other jurisdictions. However, the municipal courts, like Alpharetta Municipal Court, do not hold jury trials. Therefore, you always have the option of demanding a jury trial and binding your case over to the State Court. Alpharetta Municipal Court lies in Fulton County so a case would be bound over to the Fulton County State Court.
Standard Alpharetta, Georgia DUI Penalties for Someone 21 and Older
First Offense in 10 years
Fines from $300 to $1,000
Jail time from 10 days to 1 year (A judge may suspend all but 24 hours.)
40 hours of community service
Alcohol & Drug Evaluation and recommended treatment, which may be waived by court
Loss of license for 1 year (Most drivers are eligible to drive on a 120-day limited permit. At the end of 120 days, with completion of a Driver's Risk Reduction Program, your regular license can be reinstated.)
$210 license reinstatement fee
Up to 1 year on probation
A DUI arrest in Georgia is a very serious matter. Regardless if it's your first DUI charge, or you've had multiple DUIs, the consequences are significant and you will need a good Georgia DUI attorney to help. We have won many of our DUI cases and dramatically reduced the fines and penalties in others. With 35 years experience in the Atlanta area we know the system and will work with the courts to get you the best outcome. When you need the best DUI defense, you need someone that knows how to win – you need The Don Turner Legal Team.
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Possession of Marijuana - Alpharetta Municipal Court
It is a crime in Georgia to possess marijuana of any amount. Individuals charged with Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce, are facing a misdemeanor charge which includes maximum penalties of $1,000.00 in fines and up to 1 year in jail. If this is your first time being charged with Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce, and there are no viable defenses to overcome the charge, you will likely be eligible to enter into Alpharetta Municipal Court's Diversion Program.
Generally, the conditions you will face are as follows:
- 12 Months probation - no additional jail time and credit for any jail time served when arrested - possibility of early non-reporting
- 25 Hours minimum of Community service to be done at a non-profit organization. (Religious Institutions may not be accepted)
- Completion of a Drug and Alcohol Evaluation with a state certified evaluator
- Random screens for drugs and alcohol
- No Drugs and Alcohol while on probation (unless prescribed)
- Court fines and costs
Upon successful completion of the Diversion Program, your case will be dismissed and restricted from the record.