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Atlanta vs. Fulton DUI Courts

It may surprise you to learn that where you are arrested for DUI can impact your case. If your case is heard in the municipal court in Atlanta, you enter a plea (guilty, not guilty, or no contest) or your case could be transferred to the state court in Fulton County. Your experienced attorney will make the best decision for your situation and negotiate on your behalf.

Types of Trials

In Atlanta, you have the right to a bench trial, which is a trial with just the judge. If you want a jury trial, your case will be transferred to Fulton County State Court. Your attorney should help you make the best decision on a location for your case.

After your first appearance in Atlanta, your attorney can appear for you until a certain point in time when you, too, must appear; of course, you can appear at every hearing if you prefer. Your attorney will try to negotiate with the Atlanta prosecutor to get you the best possible solution and, if it doesn’t seem to be working out well, your attorney can ask that your case be transferred to Fulton County in the hope that you will get a better settlement.

Your attorney may recommend you get a jury trial in Fulton County instead of a bench trial with just the judge in Atlanta. He or she may feel that the opinions of six people may go in your favor more than that of one person.

Who Represents You Matters

Don’t take a public defender because you think it’s convenient. An experienced attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Call Kohn & Yager to schedule a free review of your case. Our team of attorneys is ready to fight for you to obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

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Mr. Larry Kohn could not have been more helpful. I sent him a message for a free consultation, and unfortunately my case had to be handled in another state. But he completely walked me through everything I needed to do, and even offered to assist the lawyer I did find in Virginia should they need help with my case. Jamie V.
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