Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Georgia

Q: I recently got arrested for aggravated assault an dui, first time I've ever got in trouble with the law or been arrested

The case is still open an I don't have a court date yet what are my options an what can I expect to happen thanks

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Kelly Case
Kelly Case
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  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: First, stop posting on social media. Second, and even more importantly. Hire a top notch criminal lawyer. These are serious charges and trying to do this yourself will be the worst, longest lasting mistake you could make. You can expect jail time, lose of your license and worse! You only have 10 days from date of arrest to request an ALS hearing. That hearing is the crucial first step in defending yourself. Go to www.JudgeCase.com and download my free book "What to do Immediately When Arrested for DUI in Georgia."

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Marietta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The time frame varies based on the Jurisdiction. However, you will eventually have an Arraignment date. With serious charges like these, I strongly suggest you talk to a lawyer ASAP.

Titus Thomas Nichols
Titus Thomas Nichols
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The charges you face are very significant and could result in considerable prison time (years).

The best thing you can do is retain an attorney who has experience fighting those kind of charges, particularly in that jurisdiction.

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