Arrested for DUI in Georgia Over the Holidays

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

If you were arrested for DUI in Georgia over the holidays, the biggest mistake you can make is to ignore your case until after the holidays.  No one wants to deal with a criminal arrest over the holiday season.  Combined with that fact is that your court date is likely in January or February.  As a result, too many people ignore their case until after the first of the year.  It's human nature.  It's also the worst thing you can do after a DUI arrest in Atlanta, DUI arrest in Metro Atlanta, DUI arrest in Fulton County, DUI arrest in North Georgia or throughout Georgia.

There are two main problems when you wait to hire your Georgia DUI Lawyer.  The first problem is that you still only have 30 days to file for your ALS Hearing.  If your letter is not prepared and filed, you will lose your drivers license on day 46 after your arrest, yet your court date will not be until several weeks or months later.  You will lose your drivers license up to one year.  After enough time passes, your Georgia DUI Attorney will be unable to help you. You only have 30 days to protect your right to drive in Georgia, holiday season notwithstanding.

The second main problem will be that your Georgia DUI Attorney will not be ready to represent you if your wait too long to get him started.  Anyone who has ever dealt with Georgia Government should easily understand that it does not respond instantly to requests.  This is the same when a Georgia Lawyer deals with government.  We have to request documents, videos, reports, and other supporting evidence in order to represent you.  Add in the fact that the prosecutors and legal assistants at the prosecutor's office will be taking time off over the holidays.  In no time at all, it will be time to defend your case.  Without timely requesting the discovery in your case, we cannot be ready to defend your Georgia DUI Case.

The Georgia DUI Attorneys at our office are available 24/7, 365 days a year.  This includes nights, weekends, and holidays because your problems cannot wait until Monday, next week, or next year.  Contact us now.  Your Georgia DUI Lawyers are here to help.

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Ginger Howard Reply

Posted Nov 25, 2012 at 17:52:15

My son got a DUI on Thanksgiving. You think that the cops would have something better to do than try to arrest people coming home from Thanksgiving dinner and ONE MILE from their house. How about a little holiday spirit? It seems that officers used to be able to use a little discretion. Now everything is about quotas. It seems like officers get special rewards for how many tickets they write. I mean, if someone is clearly driving off the road drunk, that is one thing, but a .09 used to be legal in Georgia. Sheesh!

Richard Lawson Reply

Posted Nov 25, 2012 at 17:54:19

I am sorry about your son. You need to make sure he contacts a DUI Lawyer as soon as possible. He only has 10 days to appeal his drivers license suspension. Otherwise, he will lose his ability to drive. for up to one year.

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