Gwinnett County Courthouse DUI Attorneys and Criminal Defense Lawyers
Gwinnett County has the second highest population in the state of Georgia, following Fulton County. Having a population of more than 900k demands a judiciary system on a much larger scale. To even the playing field, a defense attorney with a higher caliber is a necessity in Gwinnett County cases. Like other counties in Ga, Gwinnett has the Superior Court, State Court, Magistrate Court, Probate Court, and Juvenile Court. Also, this densely populated county has fifteen Municipal courts, including the Gwinnett County Recorders Court. A Gwinnett County criminal lawyer should have enough experience and knowledge to know how to defend clients in every Gwinnett County courthouse effectively. Below lists the remaining municipal courts:
- Duluth Municipal Court
- Lawrenceville Municipal Court
- Suwanee Municipal Court
- Lilburn Municipal Court
- Norcross Municipal Court
- Dacula Municipal Court
- Peachtree Corners Municipal Court
- Berkeley Lake Municipal Court
- Buford Municipal Court
- Snellville Municipal Court
- Loganville Municipal Court
- Grayson Municipal Court
- Auburn Municipal Court
- Sugar Hill Municipal Court
These city municipal courts would be the starting point for your criminal case if you were arrested within the city limits where the court resides. Many of these municipal courts require you to attend all court dates, including your first one, which is called an arraignment. If a particular court allows your Gwinnett County criminal attorney to file an entry of appearance on your behalf, this means you will not need to appear at your arraignment.
Call our Gwinnett County criminal lawyers Larry Kohn, Cory Yager, or Bubba Head today and they can tell you which court will be handling your case. The Gwinnett County court system can be confusing, and the last thing you want to do is show up at the wrong courthouse.
Gwinnett Recorder’s Court May Be Your Starting Point
If you were arrested in an unincorporated part of Gwinnett County, and the charges pending are misdemeanor counts, your case will start in the Gwinnett County Traffic Court, interchangeably called the Gwinnett Municipal Court, also known as, the Gwinnett County Recorder’s Court. The Gwinnett Recorder’s Court is a special non-jury court authorized by Georgia law. If the Gwinnett County sheriff’s office arrested you and you are facing DUI charges, this courthouse is where your arraignment is going to be.
This court is located at 115 Stone Mountain St in Lawrenceville, GA. The main phone number is (877) 794-0988.
The Supervising attorney for the Recorders Court of Gwinnett is Allison Cauthen. Staff prosecutors (assistant Solicitors) for Gwinnett State Court are assigned to handle this traffic court, which has three courtrooms and operates a morning (8:00 AM) and afternoon (1:00 PM) calendar.
The Gwinnett Recorder’s Court Judges are Judge Michael Greene, Judge Patricia Muise, and Judge Rodney Harris.
Gwinnett Recorder’s Court Contact information:
Gwinnett Recorders Court, 115 Stone Mountain Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. (770) 619-6100
Clerk of Recorder’s Court: Jerry C. West
Recorder’s Court of Gwinnett County hours are 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday
Gwinnett County State Court
If you face more serious felony charges in Gwinnett, your case may take place in the State Court of Gwinnett County. This court has the jurisdiction to conduct jury trials, although most of our clients get their case resolved before going to trial. Only in those cases where the Prosecutor and your Gwinnett attorney do not reach a negotiated outcome does a case go to trial.
Attorneys Larry Kohn, Cory Yager, and William C. Head will study your case extensively, and recommend the best course of action. Sometimes it is in your best interest to go through with a jury trial, usually because your lawyer believes that a jury of your peers will be more empathetic to your circumstances.
The name and location of the court that will process your case will be written on your release paperwork that you received as you left the Gwinnett County Jail in Lawrenceville. Please keep all copies of everything you were handed, including breath test results, towing and impoundment receipts if you were arrested for DUI.
Can I Afford a Gwinnett County Criminal Lawyer?
Before you reach a final decision, you must remember that a Georgia criminal conviction, including misdemeanor convictions, stays on your criminal background record for the rest of your life.
The choice is yours. When you try to find the best answer to, “How much is a Gwinnett County lawyer?”, Don’t forget to include the lifetime of penalties that come with a conviction. These include higher insurance, job loss, the loss of your right to vote, limited travel, divorce, and bankruptcy, the pain is almost endless.
Having the right Gwinnett County DUI lawyer can minimize the penalties of your case; such as receiving reduced jail time or avoiding license suspension. Our Gwinnett County attorneys will sit down with you for a FREE case review, listen to what happened, answer questions about your case, and go over our fees and flexible payment plans. If you decide to hire another Gwinnett County criminal defense firm, your FREE consultation with Kohn & Yager, LLC. will have been a wise investment.
24-Hour Gwinnett County Lawyers
Our phones are answered 24-hours a day, on weekends and all major holidays. Criminal arrests in Gwinnett County are made at all hours of the day and night, and your prosecutor receives your file very quickly after your arrest and incarceration. Therefore, please give Kohn & Yager, LLC. enough time to begin attacking the State’s evidence piling up against you. Our Gwinnett County defense attorneys regularly appear in Duluth Municipal Court, Lawrenceville Municipal Court, Suwanee Municipal Court, Lilburn Municipal Court, and Norcross Municipal Court.
If you have questions about any court procedures or details (location, which courtroom to appear in, items you need to bring, etc.) contact the courthouse that is handling your case. This information will be on the paperwork provided at the time of your release from jail.
Give yourself a fighting chance and get the legal representation you deserve. Call us now at: (404) 567-5515