Posted by Jim Yeargan in Atlanta DUI Law on March 5, 2015
In addition to fighting DUI’s in Atlanta, Georgia we also fight DUI’s in the surrounding metropolitan area. One of our favorite courts outside of Atlanta is the Smyrna Municipal Court located at 2800 King Street Smyrna, GA 30080. In addition to being the Atlanta DUI Lawyer I am also the Smyrna DUI Lawyer. The Municipal Court of Smyrna is an excellent court to handle your case.
Smyrna DUI Lawyer
As with any jurisdiction it is important to know the ins and outs of DUI Law, field sobriety testing, breath testing on the Intoxilyzer 5000 and 9000, as well as the court’s own unique attributes. Having practiced in the Smyrna Municipal Court for the past 10 years I am familiar with the court’s unique attributes, and Smyrna is one of my favorite courts to handle cases. This is why it is important to retain the Smyrna DUI Lawyer.
Municipal Court of Smyrna Vs. Cobb County State Court
Speaking in very general terms it is usually preferable to handle your case in the Municipal Court of Smyrna. If your case cannot be resolved there, or you wish to have a jury trial, your case may be sent to the State Court of Cobb County. Binding your case over to Cobb County will delay the case 3 to 4 months. Also, the case will get assigned to a new judge and prosecutor. While there may be an advantage to going to Cobb State Court (mainly the option of having a jury trial) this decision needs to be discussed with an attorney beforehand. While you can have a jury trial in Cobb State Court this may not be the best strategy for your case. Speak with the Smyrna DUI Lawyer before making any decisions regarding your case.
ALS Suspensions and Smyrna Municipal Court
Many Smyrna Police Officers show up at the administrative license suspensions. Often, they will agree to withdraw the pending suspension of your driver’s license if you agree to enter a plea to DUI, Reckless Driving, or something else in the Smyrna Municipal Court. If such an agreement is made, and you bind your case over to the State Court of Cobb County, the officer may reinstate the pending administrative suspension of your driver’s license. While this is rare it is something to be considered when binding a DUI case over from the Smyrna Municipal Court to the State Court of Cobb County. The Smyrna DUI Lawyer is familiar with the Smyrna Officers, and can advise you on the best action to take.
Georgia Department of Driver Services
To find out how your case in the Municipal Court of Smyrna may affect your driver’s license contact the Smyrna DUI Lawyer, or visit the State of Georgia Department of Driver Services’ web site.
If you have a DUI in Smyrna Municipal Court contact the Smyrna DUI Lawyer today to discuss your options, and possible outcomes.