renewal of your license will not be possible if the unpaid citations are not resolved. the dds records will almost certainly reflect the unpaid citation. also be aware that an outstanding warrant may be issued.
in Georgia there must be probable cause to believe that a crime is or has occured. there is a very bad case from the united states supreme court that allows evidence gathered from the stop even if the officer had an ulterior motive see: Whren v. United States, 517 U.S. 806, 116 S.Ct. 1769, 135 L.Ed.2d 89 (1996).
R. Parker McFarland, Jr., General Member
309 Pirkle Ferry Rd Bldg B
Cumming GA 30040
the case can be continued as many times as the trial court allows. imho it sounds like there should be no hurry to get to court. have you considered treatment for your sister, the court will be pleased if your sister has used this time wisely to correct any issues.
(c) The prohibitions contained in paragraphs (1), (2), and (4) of subsection (a) of this Code section shall not apply with respect to the possession of alcoholic beverages for consumption by a person under 21 years of age when the parent or guardian of the person under 21 years of age gives the alcoholic beverage to the person and when possession is in the home of the parent or guardian and such parent or guardian is present.
looks like you have a defense
Very very seldom will this procedure ever work. The State would theoretically have to do this for everyone. Georgia is very aggressive when it comes to prosecuting dui cases. Hire an attorney to navigate this.
i would also agree w/ Bob, however the bond may be higher if there were other traffic charges along with the dui (i.e. lane violation, speeding etc.) generally the max fine is the stated bond amount to make sure you come to court.
there is not effect at this time, unless you have been convicted. many applications however will ask if you have been arrested. in my experience you will not suffer any harm, however you must be truthful in your application to avoid penalty.
if you do not go the state can continue the case, or prosecute the case w/o you being there. only if you have gotten proper notice do you have to be present, you may want to go just to be on the safe side, you may help be a part of the negotations that will benefit your husband