With many of my clients, as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I answer the question of what can a person do between their DUI arrest and their court date to help with their case.
Yesterday, I highlighted some of the DUI Defenses in Georgia, but in today's post, I'd like to outline what the arrested person can do in the interim that will most likely work in their favor when they get to court. I refer to this as mitigating punishment in a Georgia DUI case.
Mitigating Penalties in a DUI Case in Georgia
Georgia DUI Penalties are harsh, and only get harsher with each subsequent DUI charge. However, there are actions that one can take in order to mitigate or lessen the punishment he or she may face in court before he or she gets there.
The following list includes some actions I have found to be helpful for someone to take before they get to court.
The benefits of taking these actions include the following possibilities. The court may allow you to receive credit for court-mandated conditions of your sentence prior to even attending court. The court may also allow you to go on a non-reporting probation because you have completed all the terms of your probation.
Moreover, the court may also view you in a more favorable light. And, sometimes, a prosecutor may be more likely to reduce the punishment or possibly even the charges if it's believed that you are taking things seriously.
Not to mention that you can complete these actions on your own time. If you wait until sentencing, the deadlines can be stressful and overwhelming.