What Happens If I Get A DUI During COVID-19?

During this national crisis, local police are still monitoring the roadways for traffic violations including speeding, reckless driving, and Driving Under the Influence.

 If you receive a DUI during COVID-19, your case will still proceed, but likely on a delayed schedule.

I have been made aware that some local police are releasing certain DUI offenses on citation at this time. What that means is you are still charged with DUI, but the police may not take you to the jail to be booked in. However, if you are taken to jail, you will need to post a bond to be released. You can call a friend, a bail bonds company or post your own bond in most cases. Once you are released you should contact a GA DUI attorney to discuss next steps. Your case, and certain deadlines and court dates, could be postponed for the foreseeable future.

If you are arrested for or receive a ticket for DUI during COVID-19, contact ME at melanie@hiremelaw.com or 404-803-3105 and I will help you navigate your case during these uncertain times.

Melanie Ellwanger is a North Georgia DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney. She is a former prosecuting attorney and judicial candidate. She has been ranked as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine 2013-2020.