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I wasn't on the list at court for the initial hearing that was a couple days after the arrest. Is this normal?

Atlanta, GA |

I was charged with a DUI 4 months ago, I consented to a blood draw (never asked to take the breathalyzer) so I still have my drivers license. My attorney however, still has not received the police report, video, or BAC level. I also didn't even show up on the list at court for the initial hearing that was a couple days after the arrest. Is this normal? Wasn't I suppose to get a real court date at the initial hearing?

Attorney Answers 3


  1. There are contradictions in your post. It takes a while for a DUI Blood case's lab work. Stay patient, but most of all, talk to your attorney about your concerns.

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  2. 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.


  3. The backup at state labs can be pretty extensive. This is probably the reason for the delay.