Read this information on Alpharetta Municipal Court first, then call me directly at (404) 590-6642 to speak about your particular case.
If you are facing a DUI or other misdemeanor charge in the City of Alpharetta, Georgia, your case will be heard either in the Alpharetta Municipal Court, or the Fulton County State or Superior Courts. Local ordinance charges, most misdemeanors, and DUI charges can all be heard in Alpharetta Municipal Court. You are entitled to a trial by Judge in the Alpharetta Court. However, you also have the right to a trial by jury for all misdemeanor crimes in the State of Georgia, and can demand that your case go to Fulton County for jury trial. If you are facing the tough decision of how and where to fight your case, do not go it alone. Call me directly and I will walk you through your defense options.
Alpharetta Georgia DUI, Misdemeanor & Traffic Laws
Alpharetta police have the duty to enforce both the traffic laws of the City of Alpharetta and Georgia traffic laws. If an Alpharetta police officer sees a violation of city or state law, they can stop you and arrest you.
The most common Alpharetta offenses that I defend are:
- DUI (test cases and refusal cases)
- Reckless Driving
- Aggressive Driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Car accident citations
- Hit and Run
- Minor in Possession (MIP)
- Disorderly Conduct
If you are arrested for an offense in Alpharetta, you generally have the option of dealing with the charge in the Alpharetta Municipal Court, or having your case “bound over” to Fulton County. Very serious offenses like vehicular homicide, or other felony charges will be sent to Fulton County automatically, as Alpharetta does not have authority to hear the case.
Most misdemeanor offenses in Alpharetta– including Alpharetta DUI charges – can be handled in the Alpharetta Municipal Court and, as a matter of strategy; I find that there are many instances where Alpharetta’s court can offer my clients a faster resolution and advantageous plea terms.
Choosing to proceed in Alpharetta vs. binding (transferring) the case to Fulton County for a trial has advantages and disadvantages. I encourage you to discuss the implications of each choice with me before making a decision.
If you have been charged with DUI in Alpharetta, please see my page here for information on defending your case.