There are two main classifications of courts in Georgia where your DUI prosecution may originate, those that have the power to conduct jury trials and those that don’t.

Under Georgia law, you are entitled to a jury trial in almost all criminal defense cases.  Certainly in DUI cases, you are always entitled to a trial by jury, as you face state charges carrying a minimum jail period.  Municipal Courts, Recorder’s Courts, City Courts, and Probate Courts are all examples of courts that may not conduct jury trials.  County State and Superior Courts are allowed to conduct jury trials in Georgia.

Area Municipal Courts:

Dunwoody Municipal Court

Sandy Springs Municipal Court

Alpharetta Municipal Court

Milton Municipal Court

Johns Creek Municipal Court

Roswell Municipal Court

Doraville Municipal Court

Duluth Municipal Court

Suwanee Municipal Court

Marietta Municipal Court

 

Area Recorder’s Courts:

DeKalb County Recorder’s Court

Gwinnett County Recorder’s Court

 

Area State & Superior Courts

Fulton County

DeKalb County

Forsyth County

Cobb County

Hall County

Gwinnett County

There can be advantages and drawbacks in defending your case, depending on the court your case has been assigned to.   If you have been charged with DUI, and your case is in a non-trial court, such as Sandy Springs or Atlanta Municipal Court, call me today to discuss your options in defending your case.  The local court procedures are involved, and having a day-to-day knowledge of what is happening in these smaller courts is essential to defending cases.  You can call me directly or fill out my questionnaire and I will speak with you about deciding which court system makes the most sense for you.