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DUI Trials in Atlanta Municipal Court

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

You have an absolute right to a trial in your Atlanta DUI Case. The key decision is whether to have a trial in Atlanta Municipal Court or in the Fulton County State Court. At our office we investigate every case before ever making a decision to have a trial. There are always potential defenses and possibilities.

If you elect to have your trial in the Atlanta City Court, it will be a trial by the judge only.  That is called a bench trial.  Your Atlanta DUI Lawyer will present the case without the benefit of a jury.  This can be a disadvantage since the trial judge makes the decision insofar as the guilt or innocence as well as any potential punishments. The advantage of a bench trial is the judge usually limits the potential consequences as a result of taking up less time of the court.

The other trial option is a jury trial in Fulton County.  Atlanta Municipal Court does not hold jury trails  The advantage of a jury trial is the potential to influence only one juror out of six versus just the judge  basically, there is a greater chance of convincing one juror out of six. Your Atlanta DUI Attorney will help you make the right trial decision.

If you need a DUI Lawyer in Atlanta, contact our office today,

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Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense. He exclusively handles DUI Cases. As a former DUI Prosecutor he knows both sides of your case. Put his experience to work for you. You only have 10 days to protect your right to drive. Call now for immediate attention. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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