So, you have been arrested for DUI in Fulton County GA and wonder what happens next? The first thing you need to know is nothing in the law happens on its own. If you wait you will get run over by the legal system. You have to act right away to protect your rights. Your rights don't protect themselves, and a right not asserted in the our legal system is a right waived.
So, how do you exercise your legal rights when you are arrestd for DUI?
The first thing you need to do is to choose a DUI Lawyer in Fulton County. The key is to find a lawyer that understands the court system. The DUI Process in Fulton County is unlike any other place. For instance, your case could arrise out of an arrest by the Georgia State Patrol, the Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Tech Police, the Fulton County Sherriff's Office, the Marta Police, and by any municiplaity in Fulton County such as Roswell, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, College Park, Union City, Chattahooche Hills, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, and Palmetto.
With so many courts, is there any one system or plan of attack?
The short answer is no. The long answer is no as well. One of the worst mistakes made in DUI Defense is trying to push a square peg into a round hole. Every jurisdiction has different people in the judicial and prosecutorial positions. Law is a people business. Never forget that. If there is a different prosecutor and a different judge, the outcome of a case with the same basic facts can be vastly different. This is why you need a Fulton County DUI Lawyer.
That is why when people read reviews of my office and see that someone has gotten a reduction to reckless driving in their case I always tell a prospective client that it will have no baring on whether the same thing can be done in their case. Some jurisdictions are easier on DUI cases and some are harder. Sometimes the very fact that there is a visiting judge on the court date can change the entire potential outcome.
In my next installments I will cover how a case is defended from arrest to trial in a local State Court. Stay tuned for more information.