Steps of a Drunk Driving Case

What Steps Are Involved in a DUI Arrest?

If you have been charged with a DUI, you should familiarize yourself with how the legal process works. To learn more about how the stages of your DUI defense may be affected by the circumstances of your case, consult a DUI lawyer.

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What are the stages of a drunk driving case? Depending on local laws and court rules, they often involve the following steps:

Drunk Driving Accidents: DUI accidents can lead to some serious consequences. Learn more about the traumatic injuries that can result from an accident involving alcohol. 

DUI Rights: What are your rights when dealing with the police? Do you know your rights in the courtroom? Read about your rights if you are convicted of drinking and driving.

DUI Arrest: Why did a police officer arrest you? Find out why law enforcement might have arrested you and what happens afterward.

Booking and Posting Bond: Get more information about the DUI booking process and what happens when you post bond.

Arraignment: What happens in a DUI arraignment? Find out more about the first step in a DUI case.

Plea Bargain: Who is offered a plea bargain? Learn about the benefits of a plea bargain, and what happens afterward.

Preliminary Hearing: What happens at a preliminary hearing? Read about alternatives to preliminary DUI hearings.

Pre-trial Motions: What is the purpose and basis of pre-trial motions? Examine what pre-trial motions typically include.

DUI Trial: Explore the stages of DUI court during a trial.

Sentencing: What factors play a part in determining your DUI sentence? Find out what penalties you might face with a DUI conviction.

Appeals: Learn about the appeals process and the timeline associated with this stage in a DUI trial.

Find a Local DUI Lawyer

If you have been arrested for drinking and driving, speak with a DUI lawyer to find out about the next steps in your drunk driving case.

Get in touch with a local DUI attorney by filling out our free case evaluation form above or calling us toll free at 877-349-1311. Schedule a free, no obligation consultation with an attorney near you today.

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