Q: First time DUI innocent help me
I was charged with a DUI. No one seen me inside the car no injury accident. Now earlier that day I was assaulted. So I had already been to the hospital that day the doctor offered me pills. I told the nurse no did not take the pills. Later that day doctor called the police. The nurse brought me the pills I refused says I took pills. So I was taken to jail. In blood test my meds for panic, pot where found. The pills I refused where not. What happened to those pills? If I did not take them who did? My public defender wants me to take a deferred pay money. I do not have memory of the wreck I know that was not my car. The owner wrecked the car took off. Leaving me knock out. My public defender is telling me I will do a year in jail if I take this to trial. I have not one other charge ever not even a city charge nothing clean record. This guy said he has important cases to deal with. That they never take DUI cases to trial. He is going to try and get taken off my case.
A: It sounds like your Public Defender is too lazy to take the case to trial. Insist on a replacement attorney, and (if you are going to possibly do jail time) have your day in court, to plead your case. Listen to the attorney you are represented by, since most good criminal attorneys do NOT have their clients testify. He os she will know best.
William C. “Bubba” Head is a criminal defense attorney and personal injury lawyer with 41 years of litigation experience. The Atlanta DUI attorney has authored or co-authored over a dozen books and has been recognized by the established, lawyer ratings services that utilize peer-reviewed membership. These organizations are Best Lawyers in America, Martindale-Hubbell "av" & preeminent, as well as Super Lawyers. He is a Champion member of GTLA, a Life Member of GACDL and NACDL, and was named Top DUI Lawyer in America in 2003, by NCDD.com. More than 22 years ago, the DUI specialist started the National College for DUI Defense, and launched national DUI lawyer training for field sobriety tests and breath alcohol testing. An expert on Georgia laws, he has handled over 200 appeals of criminal and civil cases. His web site is: https://www.bubbahead.com/
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