Atlanta DUI Court Dates

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 09, 2012 | 0 Comments

So, you have been arrested for DUI in Atlanta by the Georgia State Patrol Nighthawks or the Atlanta Police Department and your arraignment is the following Monday. I get calls every weekend (usually on Sundays) from people with arraignment in Atlanta Municipal Court the next day.

The reason this happens is that the arresting officer, and the magistrate that sets the court date, have no idea which people will be able to bond out and which people cannot bond out for whatever reason. They do not want people languishing in jail on traffic misdemeanors.

As a result, the court date in the City of Atlanta Municipal Court will be the next available Monday in most instances, if you were arrested on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday morning. You must appear or you can have an warrant for your arrested and a suspended license.

Now, your initial court date is not where your Atlanta DUI Lawyer will resolve your case. That being said, it's important to call over the weekend and hire your Atlanta DUI Attorney because your DUI Attorney in Atlanta can appear on Monday morning and excuse you from court.  In addition your DUI Lawyer in Atlanta can also file your motions for discovery and order the video in your case. 

In Atlanta, most cases are resolved within 60 days of arrest.  So, it's essential that you have your discovery filed the next available day after arrest in order to get all the documents and videos necessary to defend your case.  The prosecutor in Atlanta does not respond on a moments notice and needs time to respond to discovery requests. So, the earlier your Atlanta DUI Lawyer files for discovery the better.  Contact an Atlanta DUI Attorney today to protect your rights and your freedom. Our Atlanta DUI Attorneys are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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