By: Atlanta DUI Attorney William C. “Bubba” Head
All lawyers are NOT alike. They all have a state of Georgia Bar license, but their law practices generally are not premised on fighting every criminal case on their shelves. Most criminal defense attorneys appearing at the Municipal Court of Atlanta or in the other Fulton Court municipal courts (or in the Fulton State Court) do not have a reputation for successfully winning cases at trial.
This lack of ability to leverage a reputation for obtaining great results in contested cases may minimize their ability to convince a prosecutor to reduce a pending DUI case. That is not only logical but true.
Like with most endeavors in life, the time and effort a drunk driving lawyer put into defending your DUI (driving under the influence or drugged driving) case matters. Since DUI lawyers and other criminal defense lawyers charge fees for their time, experience, and expertise, you should expect wide variations in legal fees being quoted for handling a DUI case.
On average, our firm’s contested DUI cases take over 35 hours of attorney time to resolve, plus additional hours of support staff time, investigator time, and (often) expert witness time, for the creation of reports or in providing testimony. Baton Rouge, LA DWI Lawyer (and former Louisiana State Trooper) Glynn Delatte has this tagline on his website: “Good lawyers aren’t cheap, and cheap lawyers aren’t good.”
Challenging a DUI arrest in Atlanta Municipal Court or Fulton County State Court through intense investigation, review of all relevant information involved with the case, and drafting and filing targeted written motions to exclude evidence and discovery requests is the formula for success.
Plus, to fight a DUI, the attorney is almost always facing a battle in both the administrative courts (for the ALS driver’s license suspension) and the criminal courts (either at Atlanta Municipal Court or in Fulton State Court for a jury trial). Much like surgery, the work done in advance to analyze the details of the upcoming procedures is as important as the actual incisions and suturing done during the surgery.
Also like surgery, this more difficult and time-consuming job has more at stake and is more costly than merely giving a patient a check-up, or administering a tetanus shot, shingles shot, or flu shot.
Call 42-year veteran Atlanta DUI attorney Bubba Head today and get honest answers to all your questions. Tell us everything that happened and everything you remember about your DUI arrest. The sooner you call us, the better chance we have to win your DUI case and get your charges reduced or dismissed.
Remember, you only have 30 DAYS to file a license suspension appeal or apply for an ignition interlock device, or your driver’s license will be suspended for up to one year! Talk to Bubba Head, Larry Kohn, or Cory Yager now. We are available 24 hours a day, weekends, and all major holidays. (404) 567-5515