Do You Have Atlanta DUI Court Tomorrow Morning?
It may have come faster than you anticipated, but now you're looking at less than 24 hours from having to appear in court for your DUI. It may be too late to have it re-scheduled, because the courts are closed on Sunday. Even though the police are arresting drivers for DUIs 7 days a week, the court is usually only interested in seeing you Monday through Friday. But don't worry, as Georgia's premier DUI firm, we can be available 24/7. Don't wait any longer, contact us nowand we will be ready to appear for you in court tomorrow morning.
If you are going to DUI court, there are some things you need to know. First, Georgia DUI penalties are harsh, and can include fines, jail time, community service, DUI school, alcohol abuse counseling, and thousands in extra insurance costs. A DUI will mean a permanent criminal record, and it doesn't just disappear with time. Before you consider representing yourself, trying to get a public defender, or hiring a lawyer who doesn't exclusively handle DUI cases, you need to know what is at risk.
There are a couple of misconceptions about court appearances. Many people think you can show up, and you'll be assigned a public defender (PD) who will handle your case. However, not everyone can get a PD. You will have to demonstrate that you are unable to afford an attorney. If you do have a public defender assigned to your case, your DUI case will be one of hundreds of cases that they are handling. Public defenders in Georgia are often overworked with large caseloads. They are under a lot of pressure, and may not be able to answer all your questions.
As an Atlanta DUI lawyer with years of experience defending people charged with DUIs, you will have the benefit of my extensive training, courtroom experience and specialized DUI law knowledge. In addition to that, you'll have my phone number and be able to contact me around the clock with any questions about your case.
Appearing in Atlanta Municipal Court for Your DUI
If you decide to handle the case on your own and show up to court tomorrow by yourself, make sure you do some research first on what to expect. You should plan on arriving early, properly dressed and make sure you bring all necessary documents and information. If you fail to appear on time the court may issue a failure to appear notice, which can eventually lead to a warrant for your arrest.
Don't forget about the time it will take to deal with traffic, find the courthouse parking lot, park your car and wait in line to get through security. After you shuffle through the courtroom doors, be prepared to wait for a long time. It may take awhile to get to your case, and in some cases, your hearing may be rescheduled by the court, and you'll have to come back on another day. You should be sure to dress appropriately, with a nice shirt and tie if you have them. Dirty or torn clothing, or suggestive or vulgar clothes will not be appreciated by the judge.
Georgia DUI Defense Lawyer
Before you go to court tomorrow, be prepared for the possible penalties and consequences associated with a DUI conviction. Contact an Atlanta DUI defense lawyer who can answer your questions about appearing on your behalf, saving you time and money, and greatly improving your chances for getting your case dismissed or charges reduced. Make sure your arrest doesn't lead to losing your driver's license. Contact our office today, so we can discuss tomorrow's DUI court appearance, and what a DUI can mean for your criminal record and your ability to keep your license.