It is pretty rare to have a preliminary hearing for a DUI charge in Georgia, and you are not generally entitled to such a hearing. Most jurisdictions in Georgia treat the right to a preliminary hearing as waived upon posting of a bond/bail. So, if you have bonded out of jail (and most people do within 24-48 hours after arrest) for a DUI charge in Georgia, you most likely will not be scheduled for a preliminary hearing and, in most courts, a request for such a hearing will not be recognized.
A DUI CHARGE IN GEORGIA CAN BE A CRITICAL PART OF YOUR DEFENSE AND SHOULD BE CAPITALIZED UPON
Most DUI cases in which a preliminary hearing is provided involve an accident. Accident cases involving DUI charges are, generally speaking, more serious and should be handled with particular care. If you are provided with the opportunity to have a preliminary hearing for a DUI charge in Georgia and it is a case that involves an accident (particularly an accident with injuries), your DUI lawyer must be prepared to take advantage of the opportunity this hearing provides you. If you have been charged with serious injury by vehicle or vehicular homicide and you have a preliminary scheduled, contact our office today.
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The Sessions Law Firm, LLC
1447 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 530
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Phone: (470) 225-7710