Our DUI attorneys are former judges
When choosing an attorney, you need to retain someone with extensive legal experience and preferably someone with judicial experience. The attorneys at Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan, Schnatmeier & Collins, LLP (GSDMS) who specialize in DUI cases also sit as associate judges in municipal courts or as judges “pro hac” (meaning “for this particular occasion”) in the State Court of Cobb County. If you have been arrested for DUI in Georgia, typically your case will be handled either by a State Court judge or a Municipal Court judge. If you were arrested in un-incorporated Cobb County your case will be handled in the State Court of Cobb County. If you were arrested in a municipality, your case will originally be heard in the city court for that particular jurisdiction. The attorneys at GSDMS sit as associate judges or judgespro hac in Division I and II of Cobb County State Court and the municipal courts of Marietta, Powder Springs, and the City of Woodstock. Associate judges and judges pro hac sit or fill in for the judge regularly assigned to the court in that jurisdiction if and when that judge has a conflict such as a vacation, illness, or some other issue arise. When such a conflict arises, the attorneys of GSDMS will fill in for or sit on the bench for the regular judge during his absence. This experience offers our attorneys a unique perspective not afforded to most other DUI defense attorneys. The fact that the judges of these various jurisdictions bestow upon us the privilege of standing in for them in their absence evidences a certain trust, confidence, and respect for our abilities as attorneys.