I have to go to pre trail Monday morning but I don't want a public defender how can I get a continuance to hire a private attorney
You were likely arrested over the weekend. The City of Atlanta schedules every DUI, Disorderly Conduct, and similar charges the Monday after arrest. Generally, you will be asked if you would like to have time to consult with and hire a private lawyer. They won't automatically give you a PD, unless of course you ask for one. Feel free to reach out to us or other lawyers on AVVO if you would like more details on how the process works tomorrow morning. Most of us can at least guide you through what to expect tomorrow AM.See question
I have a 2 citations - DUI. & DUI. "less safe" which i obtained from jail . What is the difference between the two?
Under ocga 40-6-391 (a)(1), DUI less safe indicates a police officer believes you were a less safe, less skillful, less capable driver because of alcohol consumed prior to driving. The state will use evidence of driving, performance on roadside tests, manifestations, etc...to demonstrate you were less safe. Make sure to contact an experienced DUI lawyer to discuss your case. Most of us are happy to chat and offer a free consultation. Good luck.See question
Boating Under Influence In Georgia - First Offense
No. Hall County does not divert BUI charges. You will need to hire an experienced BUI/DUI lawyer to help you in challenging these charges.See question
for dui cases
Yes-at the direction of law enforcement and either with consent or via a warrant.See question
BAC: .136 This is my first DUI offense and it is also my first offense ever I am 24.
If you're financially capable of hiring an attorney, you should do so. If not, you should asked to be considered for a public defender. Representing yourself will not often end well.See question
I got a dui last year on November 2014 and it's June 2015 and I'm finally going to court for it. My charges were dui, tag light violation, failure to maintain lane. Two of these charges never happened, especially failure to maintain lane. I know i...
You don't want to go at this alone. If you do not have the financial means to hire an attorney, request that the case be reset to save some money, or request a public defender.See question
if I was given dui less safe citation, do I need to worry about als suspension? cop didn't take away license
In an abundance of caution, you should file a letter requesting a hearing. Because you could face a one-year license suspension, there's no reason not to. But, since the police officer return your license, it is unlikely you're facing any such action.See question
I have a DUI warrant for violation out of GA but I haven't lived there in 5 plus years. Recently called the P.O. in GA explaining my situation and was told that I must turn myself in, although I was going to pay an attorney to try and see if I can...
You have gotten plenty of good answers and I would agree with the other attorney's opinions.
The reality is you need to dispose of this issue. Most attorneys can discuss the case with your probation officer/judge and attempt to work out an outcome that may be sufficient and not result in additional jail time. You should contact an attorney that practices regularly in the City or the area in which you have this issue, and see if that attorney can help you get through this hurdle. Feel free to reach out if any of us can help you.See question
My partner was convicted of DWI in North Carolina 8 years ago. He was ordered to have the Ignition Interlock placed on his car. He did not own one so he could never satisfy that requirement. Today he lives in Georgia and has for several years. ...
He would need a waiver of the interlock ignition signed by the sentencing judge. A seasoned dui lawyer should be able to prepare and file the necessary docs.See question