Question: I planned a vacation over 2 years ago. My wife and I were going to spend 3 weeks in Europe. But I got a DUI and I'm not sure what to do. I was arrested about a week ago and my court date at the Marietta Municipal Court is the same day we're supposed to leave on the trip.
I got arrested in Marietta because I was speeding and the Marietta cop said that I swerved and almost hit a truck. I admitted that I'd been drinking. I had about 5 drinks over about 3 hours so I didn't feel really drunk. I felt decent enough to drive, or I wouldn't have driven home.
I told the cop I swerved because of a deer in the road. But he didn't believe me. He said he saw me swerve and there was no deer around. The police officer said he had been following me for about a mile, and that I almost hit a vehicle.
I took all the tests he wanted and I took a breath test. I blew a .186. I think the machine is broken, because I don't know how I got such a high reading. I drink a lot and I know when I'm drunk.
Tell me what I need to do so I can take the vacation. I spent a ton of money on it and my wife has been trying to get me to go for over 10 years.
F.V. in Marietta, Georgia
Answer: Your DUI lawyer needs to explore some options with the prosecutor, who is also called a solicitor. Perhaps your court date can be reset to enable you to take the vacation. You need to hire a lawyer who has familiarity with the court and its personnel, including the prosecutors and the court staff. Many times the prosecutors and staff will accommodate reasonable requests from defense attorneys.
As Marietta DUI lawyers, we have helped many clients who need to travel for work, or who have vacations planned. Sometimes we will try to re-schedule a court date; at other times we have helped clients navigate issues with probation officers to allow the client to travel on business, for pleasure or to help a sick relative.
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