Whistleblower 2 Probes Atlanta Judge’s Backlog Of DUI Cases But is the Judge to Blame
WSB-TV recently did an investigative piece on the backlog of DUI cases in Atlanta Municipal Court. Their investigation points to Judge Calvin Graves who is primarily responsible for DUI cases in Atlanta and they concluded that Judge Graves is responsible for the growing backlog of DUI cases. Judge Graves blames delays on cuts in the prosecutor’s office and on the police department’s failure to provide the court with arrest videos. So where is the truth here?
As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer I have spent countless hours in the Municipal Court of Atlanta and have taken cases before Judge Graves on many occasions. The problem is that many of the DUI cases in Atlanta Municipal Court are represented by lawyers who are not familiar with the way this court works. Every court has its own unique character and works differently and lawyers who are unaware of the customs and procedures of a particular court, cause needless delays because they are unprepared. For example, many lawyers do not actively fight to get the videos and reports in a timely manner and therefore the judge is forced to continue the case until all of the evidence is presented. This is why you need an experienced DUI lawyer who specializes in DUI cases in Atlanta and knows how Atlanta Municipal Court works and how to prepare a case to avoid needless delays.
Being charged with a DUI is stressful enough and prolonging matters will only make more grief. If you need an experienced Atlanta DUI Attorney who is ready to fight for you, please call 1-855-9-ATL-DUI.