When you call to schedule a consultation with an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, you may initially be scheduled for a phone conference instead of an actual face-to-face meeting. Do not be alarmed by this, as phone conferences are advantageous to both you and the attorney. You don’t have to take as much time away from work, school, or find daycare, as you would if you were coming to the office. The attorney can also schedule a phone conference much more quickly than a sit-down meeting. Phone meetings also indicate that the attorney understands the pressures you are facing in your Georgia DUI case and wishes to make the process as painless as possible. We value your time at our office and do not ask people to make unnecessary trips to consult with us.
Attorney Background – you will want to hire an Atlanta DUI Lawyer who specializes in Georgia DUI law.
- How long have you been a Atlanta DUI lawyer?
- Where did you go to law school / when did you graduate?
- Do you know the prosecutor/judge/police officers in my case?
- Is it your practice to first try to negotiate a plea agreement?
- How often do you take cases to trial?
- Can you appear for me at court?
Case Evaluation – During the consultation the Howard Law Group will have questions for you about your arrest and your case. Once you have answered as best you can, you may want to go over some of the questions below about your particular case.
Would you recommend a plea agreement or a trial in my case?
What are the factors that may go against me?
Can my case be won with a duly filed and argued motion to suppress?
Have there been any recent changes in the laws that apply to my case?
Are there any new penalties that apply to my case?
Do I have a fair judge assigned to my case?
Do I have a reasonable prosecutor assigned to my case?
Representation- Now you should ask questions about the actual representation this attorney will provide.
Who should I call with questions as they come up?
How long does it take for you return a call when I leave a message?
What is the best way to get in touch with you?
Will I receive regular updates on my case or do I need to check in with you?
Can I have my attorney’s cell phone number and personal email address?
Have you handled and won cases like mine?
If I have an emergency on a weekend, can I get into contact with my lawyer?
Can I contact my lawyer by text message?
Legal Fees – a DUI is expensive. Many DUI lawyers in Georgia have worked out creative ways for you to pay fees.
Choosing the correct attorney can make an enormous difference in your DUI case and consequently the rest of your life. It can be a long exhausting process. Sometimes the best defense is to wear out the prosecution to the point, they don’t want to go to trail if the Police Officer has left, or been fired from the Force. Often people are impatient. But this is where you need to trust your Lawyer.