For your first appearance in traffic court, you do not need your witness present. If you schedule the case for trial, the witness needs to be subpoenaed to come to court to testify on your behalf. You can try to go on the first day and give your side to the solicitor in traffic court. However, they will want you to plead to something most likely. Please consider hiring a criminal defense attorney for your case. It may not be as expensive as you think. You should not have to have a...
This is a great question and one that I am sure many people are thinking. I do not normally answer out of state questions, but your question is a universal one. Certainly the advice you have been given to interview attorneys and pick one you are comfortable is great. Picking an experienced attorney is very, very important. You don't say whether your DUI is alcohol, drugs or a combined influence of both. An experienced DUI attorney will know the difference and will be proficient at both....
It is not unusual for a city solicitor to be a part-time prosecutor and unable to look at every case until the court date which may be why your attorney is having trouble reaching that solicitor. Trust your attorney to represent you.
While you time delay from arrest to next court date is a little long for our area, it is not completely surprising. The statute is tolled in Cobb as soon as your tickets are filed with the clerk. A DUI has many difficult consequences that continue long after the case. Each cases factual circumstances are different as well. You should have an experienced DUI attorney for your case. An attorney can advice you on the defenses you have and the possible outcomes. They can also advise you about...
These are definitely questions for your attorney since you are represented by counsel. Blood work does take a long time and if you are in Fulton County- everything takes a long time. This is a good topic to take up with your attorney by phone or email.
I always recommend that people still send the appeal letter and the fee as insurance even if they retained their license. If the officer does not send in the 1205, you can get your $150 refunded. It is the safest course to take with your license. Please contact an experienced DUI attorney in the area where you were arrested to assist you. If you need assistance locating an experienced attorney, I would be happy to help.
The better practice is to let your parole officer know that this offense occurred before your last incarceration. Take a copy of the new sentence and even a copy of the accusation/indictment so that they can see that this was before you were placed on parole. Being on probation and parole at the same time is not easy. Do not get your report dates mixed up.
It appears that you may multiple warrants outstanding for your offenses. I agree that talking to an experienced local defense attorney will help you get a handle on what the expected outcome in your case could be. You need to find out how many warrants, where they are and what the charges are on each warrant.
"with alcohol etg" sounds like an alcohol test. You did not mention which box is checked for your screen. I am aware that the drug testing facility located in the courthouse can test for recent alcohol use. It is also part of every felony probation sentence that you not have any alcohol or drugs without a prescription.
This is happening more and more often in my DUI cases. While it is unlikely this officer will file the 1205 later, I normally suggest that you file the appeal as insurance against that unlikely occurrence. If the 1205 is never filed, you can apply to get your $150 back for the appeal.
Hope that helps answer your question,