New University of Georgia Students and the Law in Athens GA


With the start of a new semester at the University of Georgia there is a large new group of students in Athens, Georgia. Students often times are surprised to learn how aggressively the police, including Athens-Clarke County Police, University of Georgia Police and Georgia State Patrol, are in enforcing certain laws, specifically DUI and Underage Possession of Alcohol (MIP).

In Athens there are no citations issued for Underage Possession of Alcohol (MIP), but individuals instead are arrested and taken to the Athens-Clarke County jail and are prosecuted in the Municipal Court of Athens-Clarke County or the State Court of Athens–Clarke County. Often times the arrested individuals also face charges for Possession of a False Identification Document (fake id) as well.

DUI enforcement is not only aggressively pursued by the police, but is determinedly prosecuted by the State, which is represented by the Solicitor General in the Municipal Court of Athens-Clarke County and the State Court of Athens-Clarke County. The prosecutor pursues stiff sanctions for DUI offenses, especially for multiple DUI offenders.

When an individual is arrested for DUI, time is of the essence because of license implications that individuals face. If a University of Georgia student, or anyone else, is arrested for the alcohol related offenses of DUI, Underage Possession of Alcohol (MIP) or Fake ID it is important for them to get quality legal representation. It is important to get the best DUI lawyer or the best Underage Possession of Alcohol lawyer.

At Baker & Slider our criminal law attorney has handled and reviewed thousands of these types of cases as a former prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He has over 12 years of experience in these types of matters and has tried over 100 criminal jury trials. If you have been arrested for DUI, Underage Possession of Alcohol or any other offense, including drug charges, call today to speak with an experienced criminal law attorney.

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