Question: I got arrested in Sandy Springs for DUI. I am looking for the best DUI attorney I can find. What should I look for in a great DUI attorney? (I can call you with my arrest details.)
Answer: The most effective DUI lawyers, in Sandy Springs and elsewhere, will have good professional relationships with the solicitors (the prosecutors), will know the Sandy Springs municipal court judges and what they take into consideration and how they ultimately decide cases, and they will have handled many different types of DUI cases in Sandy Springs – that is cases involving a defendant who has taken a breath or blood test, cases involving DUI drugs and cases where the accused driver has refused to take a blood, breath or urine test. A knowledgeable lawyer will also have handled cases involving accidents and those where children are involved.
Having a good rapport with the prosecutors is vital. They are the ones who make recommendations to the judge regarding reducing charges (perhaps from a DUI to a charge of Reckless Driving) and what specific sentences should be (jail time, how many hours of community service, fine amount, etc.).
Understanding what a judge is likely going to do in a particular case is very important. That enables an attorney to better negotiate with the solicitors and to reach a resolution that a judge will ultimately accept.
Experience, of course, is key. The more and varied DUI cases an attorney has handled in Sandy Springs, the better. Through experience a DUI lawyer can best guide the prosecutor to a resolution that is in the best interest of the client.
If you have been arrested for DUI, call us immediately. We can help. Call us now at 678-215-4106. We are caring and experienced Sandy Springs DUI lawyers.
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