Georgia Judicial Emergency Update
The official Second Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Honorable Harold D. Melton, was issued Monday, May 11, 2020. Under the Order, the Judicial Emergency prohibiting jury trials is extended through June 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Read the Order here.
April Case Result Highlight
Sometimes, going to Court is NOT the answer. In danger of losing their Georgia Driver's License and probably their job because of a Limited Permit violation, we were able to work not against, but with, the Georgia Department of Driver Services to get our client's suspension lifted. Our client paid a simple moving violation ticket on-line. This led to a suspension of their Limited Permit as well as their right to drive for six months! We were ready to go to Court with an Emergency Motion to Withdraw Plea and argue that, based on the law, the on-line payment of a ticket that can suspend your driver's license is not permissible. But, thanks to effective communication with professionals in the DDS, we saved our client money and the aggravation of any courtroom drama. So, if you need legal assistance with a driver's license issue and are hitting a dead-end with the DDS, give us a call at 678-DUI-HELP (678-384-4357).
When Do You Need a Lawyer?
You've been arrested for a DUI, drug possession, or some other crime. Now what? Since you found this website, you know you need legal help. Because you're well aware that DUIs and other serious traffic offenses (eluding, reckless driving, hit and run, etc.) put your Georgia driving privileges at risk - not to mention potential for more jail time and numerous other costs and inconveniences. Even relatively minor misdemeanor charges like marijuana possession (under an ounce) and shoplifting can threaten your job, career, reputation, and generally disrupt your life. Things get worse with felonies.
Who's Your Attorney?
But how do you find the right defense attorney for you? Do I want your business and the opportunity to represent you? Absolutely. Is our firm right for you. Maybe yes, maybe no. Experience and knowledge matter. I have that. Hopefully, all of the lawyers you're considering have that. But finding an attorney who listens to you, who understands you, who ‘gets you,' is important. Finding someone you trust implicitly, who you know has your best interest at heart, is crucial. Because for the next several months, and possibly longer, you and your defense attorney are going to be a team.
Get To Know Your Lawyer
So take the time to really interview and get to know the potential candidates looking to earn your business. As for me? Call or email me to set up a time for a free, no obligation consultation. Let's meet face to face and discuss your situation. This is an important decision - finding the right person to fight for your rights, defend your reputation, and help you get your life back. I look forward to meeting with you. I look forward to the possibility and privilege of being your lawyer.
Alan J. Levine, Esq.