DUI process can be bureaucratic, cumbersome, time-consuming and confusing to people who don’t understand its inner processes and workings. Due to this you should seek consultation with our seasoned DUI lawyer.
THE ARREST STAGE If
you are found to be driving under the influence, the cop can arrest you right away.
EXPRESS CONSENT HEARING
In case you refused the testing or you submitted to breathe test, you have seven days only from the arrest date to request Express Consent Hearing. You must do it immediately. This hearing must be set within just 60 days originally of your request for Express Consent hearing.
The cop should issue a “ticket or citation” that clearly states the location, date and time of mandatory court appearance. The date is called arraignment date.
Pre-trial conference is scheduled court appearance where we’ll go to the court and then meet with district lawyer to discuss your case facts, negotiate plea offers and discovery needs.
Motions are legal arguments that are made to judge. It’s where the defense lawyer and district lawyer argue case laws and a range of different dismissal or suppression motions.
Jury trial is the stage where a case is presented before a jury and they make determination of guilt.
All cases don’t end up in complete dismissal and will be needed to go to a sentencing stage. Your punishment will be assigned in this stage.