Arrested for DUI over the Weekend in Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 09, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most unusual things about being arrested for DUI in Atlanta Georgia is that if you are arrested over the weekend (even on Sunday) you are likely to have court first thing the following Monday morning.  This causes the arrested person to suffer the additional trauma of having to hire a lawyer hours before the scheduled court date.

Our office takes calls on weekends for this very reason.  It is quite common for our office to be hired on Sunday with court the next morning at 8:00 a.m.  The first thing your Atlanta DUI Lawyer will do is to reset the court date and file the necessary papers to get the videos and reports on your case.  If hired before the court date on Monday, your Atlanta DUI Attorney will be able to excuse you from the initial court date.  Some ask if this violates the terms of their bond.  It does not.  When a lawyer is there in your place, it is as if you are there personally.  So, in effect, you did appear in court and met the obligation of your bond.

For many people, it is very important to their employment and careers to be at work Monday morning. If you hire a DUI Lawyer in Atlanta you will be able to go to work where you are needed while he represents you at the initial court appearance. Your DUI Attorney in Atlanta will work hard to make sure that the number of times you will have to appear in Atlanta Municipal Court will be limited.

So, the best thing a person arrested for DUI in Atlanta to do is to take a measured reasonable response. Call a couple of Atlanta DUI Lawyers and hire the one you feel most comfortable.  Our office is open on Saturdays and Sundays to help those charged with DUI in Atlanta.  Our Atlanta DUI Attorneys are trained by the same people prosecuting you.


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