How long will it take for your lawyer to get evidence in your DUI case?
Posted by Ben Sessions | | DUI / DWI
What type of time period do you typically expect between hiring a lawyer and the lawyer beginning to get evidence in your DUI case? How long will it take for your lawyer to get evidence in your DUI case? For most clients who’ve been charged with DUI, the one thing that they are really concerned with rightfully so is what’s going to happen in my case, and the vast majority of time I and any other lawyer who actually defends these cases will tell you, I cannot tell you what’s going to happen until I’ll do a full review of the evidence in your case. I don’t want to give you an evaluation of the strengths or the weaknesses of the state’s case until I’ve had a chance to review the video. Have a chance to review the incident report, a chance to review blood tests, breath test, whatever it may be. Given the type of case that you face, that is, that is exactly what it is that should go on.
That’s the type of answer that you should be hearing. However you need to know that it will in almost all cases involve several months before all the pieces are put together. Um, it involves an open records request to the relevant arresting agency. It involves open records, request to the Georgia Bureau of investigations also involves the production of the video, which, um, which quite honestly in a lot of jurisdictions takes a lot longer than it should. So, um, are you going to be able to get an evaluation within a week or two of your date of arrest? The answer’s no. Um, all we really gonna be able to figure out the path that your case is going to take within two or three weeks. And the answer in almost all cases is no, it’s going to require a lot more time than that. A lot more work than that.
So whenever you come into the case, just know that you’re going, there’s going to be a time period in which really nothing is happening. And that doesn’t mean necessarily that there are no steps that can be taken, that things that can’t be done. It just means that the process is going to take longer for the retrieval of the evidence. In a subsequent video, I’m gonna talk to you about some things that you can do. Um, proactively that might help you in getting the type of result that you might want. Um, if you have any questions, feel free to call me. My name is Ben sessions. My phone number is (470) 225-7710 again, (470) 225-7710. Thank you.