When hiring a DUI defense attorney, the best attorneys are those who are former prosecutors. The DUI attorneys at Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan, Schnatmeier & Collins, LLP are all former Cobb County prosecutors specializing in the prosecution of DUI cases. As former prosecutors, we have unique insight and perspective in DUI cases that other attorneys without prosecutorial experience simply do not possess. Since we formerly handled such cases for the government, we know exactly what the prosecutor in your case must demonstrate in order to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. We will hold the prosecutor to the letter of the law.
Law enforcement and prosecutors must adhere to many special requirements and procedures in order to achieve a conviction for DUI. The attorneys at Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan, Schnatmeier & Collins, LLP have been integrally involved in specialized DUI training as well as police officer training. We are all former graduates of the Basic Litigation Course for Prosecutors at the Georgia State Police Academy in Forsyth, Georgia. This seven-day, fifty-six hour intensive course was designed by the Prosecuting Attorneys Counsel of Georgia otherwise known as “PAC.” PAC’s mission statement is “to develop aggressive, professional and effective trial prosecutors who will persuade by establishing credibility and trust.” Not only are our attorneys graduates of the course, but we ourselves also later instructed other prosecutors and police officers. The attorneys at Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan, Schnatmeier & Collins, LLP that will be handling your DUI charges are all former instructors of police officers at the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy and the Cobb County Public Safety and Police Training Academy.
While prosecuting DUI cases in Cobb County our Marietta drunk driving attorneys often rode along on patrol with the police while they made DUI arrests. These “ride alongs,” as they were called, between the officer and the prosecutors were designed to educate both parties as to the necessary evidence that must be gathered during a DUI arrest in order for the government to effectively prosecute a DUI case. As former prosecutors, we have worked closely with the very judges, prosecutors, and police officers that will in all likelihood be handling your case. These are experiences and relationships that simply cannot be forged by a defense attorney with no prosecutorial experience. When interviewing prospective defense attorneys, ask them if they have ever prosecuted and actually ridden with the police while they were on patrol making DUI arrests. In addition, ask them if they are graduates of the Basic Litigation Course at the Georgia State Police Academy or if they have ever instructed at the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy and the Cobb County Public Safety and Police Training Academy. Because we have worked as prosecutors and taught other prosecutors and police officers the highly technical area of DUI investigation, we are able to thoroughly investigate your DUI case to determine if the police officer or prosecutor has made any mistakes in their handling of your case.
Please call the Marietta criminal defense attorneys at Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan, Schnatmeier & Collins, LLP at 770-771-5097 or contact us online and ask us about our former prosecutorial experiences and how we can successfully assist you with your case.