There are a lot of DUI attorneys in Atlanta. There are some really good professional attorneys who really know how to defend your rights. There are also a number of DUI lawyers who don’t go the extra mile and thus their clients end up with inferior results.
One of the main problems is that most people who I have met who are facing a DUI have very little experience with the legal system and how things work. Many of them end up choosing the wrong attorney and by the time they realize it- it’s too late.
As a former Fulton County Prosecutor who worked on numerous DUI cases I have a unique perspective with experience from both sides of the law. Based on that experience, I would like to offer a simple piece of advice:
If you are searching for a DUI attorney, choose one who plans on taking your case to trial
Many lawyers opt to take quick plea deals without really getting down and dirty with the case. Taking a case through the trial process allows a professional attorney to thoroughly review the evidence against you and challenge its validity. Many DUI cases get dismissed during the preliminary hearings. Also the threat of going to trial often pushes prosecutors to offer a better deal than what was available at the onset. A professional DUI attorney can guide you and tell you when a deal is the right deal.
So please keep this tip in mind. When looking for a DUI attorney in Atlanta, choose one who takes cases to trial and who has the guts and the experience to fight for you.