Tips for Municipal Court in Pooler, GA
If you are arrested in the City of Pooler, Georgia you may find yourself appearing in the Pooler Municipal Court.
Every court is different, and it is important to know what you will be facing in Pooler. Here are some tips to help you with your Pooler Municipal Court appearance:
- Pooler allows you to have a probable cause hearing. That means that even if you want to plea not guilty and defend yourself in Chatham County State Court, you can still have a hearing in Pooler to get a preview of what the officer will say when he or she testifies. Take advantage of this important and useful tool. If the evidence is minimal, the judge may lower your charges to an unreported city ordinance violation.
- There is no solicitor in Pooler Municipal Court. That means that you can try and bargain directly with the police officer that arrested you. This can often be vital in getting a better deal than you would if there was an attorney with legal training acting as the prosecutor.
- You have the right to an attorney. If you do not have an attorney your first appearance, you may get a continuance to give you time to get an attorney. Having an attorney is crucial to making the most out of your court case in Pooler.
- Pooler is one of the fastest growing areas in Georgia, and it has an increasingly younger population. With that rise of younger residents comes more arrests for marijuana offenses. Pooler takes a hardline stance against marijuana possession, but if you don’t have any prior arrests on your record, there is a good chance that they will allow you to do a “diversion” program of community service and substance abuse classes and keep the charge off of your record. This can be an excellent outcome for someone who has never been arrested, especially if the evidence is strong.
Knowing what to expect in court is an important of fighting your case. For more information, call us today.