Question: What is the first court date after being arrested for DUI in Georgia?
Answer: First court date is usually an arraignment. It can be a preliminary hearing if it’s local police, like a Garden City or a Port Wentworth arrest. But usually that sort of municipal court will be the first appearance. That’s our chance to go to preliminary hearing, which is our best opportunity to beat the case right off the bat before it ever gets started. And then after that there will be the arraignment, that’s where you actually are formally charged and you can say “not guilty” and then request a trial by jury and then start filing motions and then go from there.