Is Your Office Operating During The COVID-19 Crisis?
Giannini Law Office is open during the Covid-19 crises. Our phones are being answered 24 hours a day by actual human beings. We can give you immediate advice and put you in touch with an attorney quickly. If your loved one has been arrested during the Covid-19 crisis, please know that we are here for you. We are using Zoom and FaceTime to interact with current clients, as well potential clients, and their loved ones in real time. We can also arrange face to face meetings as needed. During face to face meetings we make sure to practice social distancing and take care so that everyone stays protected.
The criminal courts are still operating on a limited basis. This includes bond hearings and first appearance hearings for people who have been arrested. There are also protective order hearings and stalking hearings that are operating. The courts are using social distancing, and where possible, video conferencing to keep people safe. The important thing to know is that we are here for you. If you or a loved one has been arrested, or if you’re being stalked, or have some other criminal related matter, please call us, we can help you.
Should I Wait Until The COVID-19 Crisis Is Over Before Hiring Legal Counsel?
If your loved one has been arrested during the COVID-19 crisis, do not wait to talk with an attorney. Call us immediately. There are many things that we can do for your loved one, such as asking for a bond to be set and starting the investigation into the criminal allegations. Also, there are timelines that still apply. For example, if your loved one has been arrested for DUI, there is a basic timeline of 30 days to file a letter with the department of driver services to protect your right to drive. This time limit is being extended by the Georgia Department of Driver Services, but we do not want to risk waiting too long. If the so-called “30-day letter” is not properly filed, you or your loved one will face an automatic license suspension without any further hearing. Also, as in any criminal case, evidence can go stale or disappear. We can still apply for police reports and visit crime scenes, and we can interview witnesses in person on a limited basis or through FaceTime or Zoom.
If your loved one has been arrested, we encourage you to call us. Don’t wait. We are still working. The prosecutors are still working, and it’s still possible for us to negotiate and investigate cases. Time remains of the evidence. Call us. We are here for you.
In regard to personal injury cases, if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please call us. We are operating 24 hours a day. We always answer our phones, and we can put you in touch with an attorney immediately. If there is an accident, it’s very important to investigate the accident as soon as it occurred. Again, evidence can go stale. The accident scene can be affected by traffic, rain, or other natural events.
Just because the coronavirus pandemic is going on, it does not mean that we don’t need to work quickly on these cases. We can also put you in touch with certain physicians and treatment facilities that are operating, and that are not swamped by the coronavirus crises. For instance, there are chiropractors and doctors who are operating on a normal basis and can see your loved ones if they’ve been injured. Certain statutes of limitations in accident cases were temporarily “paused” by the Georgia Supreme Court, but that “pause” has been lifted and the statutes of limitations are again running. If you or your loved one was injured in an accident, please call us immediately.
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