A DUI is classified as a misdemeanor in Georgia. Once an officer has placed you under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a prosecutor has the time limit of two years to file charges against you with the Clerk of Court. Failure to do so in a timely manner—two years at the most—will result in a dismissal of your case.
However, if a prosecutor does file your case with the Clerk of Court in a timely manner, there is no limit on the time the prosecutor has to bring your case to court. The exception: if your Georgia DUI defense attorney has filed a demand for a speedy trial, the court system will be required to expedite your case.
A speedy trial demand in Georgia means you have filed a motion that requires the state to try your case either within the current “term of court,” or the next term thereafter. If you file this demand, then your prosecutor must try your case within that time frame. Failure to do so will result in a dismissal of your case.
It is not always easy to understand the nuances of a DUI case. Sometimes it is to your benefit to have a fast trial and other times it may be to your detriment. Don’t make it a guessing game. Call attorney Scott Miller for his experience in DUI cases. He can help you find your best course of action when it comes to your DUI case in the Alpharetta area. Call the Law Office of Scott Miller today at 770-408-1001 today so Scott Miller can help you get the best possible outcome in your DUI case.