Augusta DUI Lawyer: Considerations in Choosing an Augusta DUI Lawyer
Georgia DUI lawyer Ben Sessions describes some of the considerations you should have in hiring a Augusta DUI lawyer.
Can the lawyer provide describe what the process will be in Augusta Municipal Court?The vast majority of DUI arrests in Augusta, Georgia, are processed into the Augusta Municipal Court. Unless you are charged with a felony, if you were arrested by the Augusta Police Department, the case will originate in the Augusta Municipal Court. DUI cases that begin in Augusta take a definite course of action. The process for obtaining an incident report, video recordings of the arrest (and there is almost certain a video if the arrest was made by the Augusta Police Department), and toxicology reports (in the event of a blood or urine test) are almost always the same in this Court. Yes, the process in Augusta Municipal Court is different than most other metro-Atlanta courts, and it can be difficult for lawyers that do not regularly practice there.
Can the lawyer provide a logical explanation of how your case may be successfully concluded in AugusYou need to evaluate whether the lawyers you speak with regarding your Augusta DUI charge can provide a coherent strategy for successfully concluding the case. In order to do this, you need to define what is most important to you. Then, when you speak with various lawyers, see if they can provide a coherent strategy for attaining your goals. Obviously, no lawyer can guarantee you an outcome in your case, but if the lawyer regularly practices in Augusta he/she will be able to describe what is a reasonable expectation for the resolution of the case in Augusta Municipal Court.
Will you be comfortable with this lawyer defending you at a jury trial if the case cannot be successUltimately, every decision that you make in the defense of your case Augusta DUI charge needs to be made after considering the worst-case scenario - however unlikely that outcome may be. In Augusta Municipal Court, no contested hearings are held on DUI charges. If your case is going to be resolved in the Augusta Municipal Court, it will be by virtue of a negotiated plea. That means that if your case is going to resolved there, (1) you will be entering a guilty or nolo plea to some charge - whether it is to DUI or some lesser charge, or (2) the prosecuting attorney will be dismissing your charges. No trials or motions hearings on DUI charges are held in Augusta Municipal Court. In selecting your DUI lawyer for your Augusta DUI case, you must be mindful that not every case will be negotiated successfully. Sometimes, a jury must decide the case. Ask yourself if you would be comfortable with lawyer representing you before a jury, if necessary.