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I bumped into a car in a parking lot and did not know it in Georgia in 2014. I was pulled over and given a DUI charge which is still in court. The owner of the car was injured he now claims. I was issued a subpoena from fulton county Georgia . I live in Houston Texas. do I hire a texas attorney?
Asked on November 5, 2016 under Personal Injury, Texas
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
You can retain an attorney in either your state or the state where the lawsuit was filed.
You may want to consider retaining an attorney in the state where the lawsuit was filed because that attorney may be more familiar with court procedures than an out of state attorney.
Also, in the event of court appearances that can't be handled by telephone, your attorney would have to travel to the other state's court which would be expensive if the attorney is from your state instead of the state where the court is located.
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