Depending on what Georgia County you have been arrested in for a Georgia DUI, it can take up to a year to come to final conclusion. It can be long and daunting process. As a Former Prosecutor, we understand the system. The State will want you to Plea Bargain right away if you have a Public Defender. Of course, PD’s have a huge case load. Don’t be fooled by the quick Plea Bargain. It may not be in your interest. Perhaps you were arrested falsely for your DUI. A good Georgia DUI Lawyer may want to fight that case for you.
Your case may be determined by a plea bargain before you ever get to trial. If you get an attorney, she or he may try to determine your case by working with the prosecuting lawyer or district lawyer, who works for the state. Also, court calendars are greatly loaded, so the prosecuting legal representative may contact your lawyer to try to plan a plea bargain.
A plea bargain means that you concur to plead guilty to some lesser charge than DUI – perhaps a reckless driving charge. Your prison term will be arranged between the prosecuting attorney and your attorney without your having to go to court. You might have to pay a fine, attend driving school, or complete community service, for example. The selections depend on the seriousness of your crime.
If your DUI involved a great deal of material goods damage, personal injury, or a death, your plea bargain may involve your pleading guilty to DUI rather than a more serious charge such as manslaughter.
If you or someone you know has been arrested on a Georgia DUI, contact the Howard Law Group ASAP. Don’t just plea bargain your case away without looking into getting it dismissed.