Many people who are arrested and charged with a DUI often experience the legal system for their first time. As a result, they are often overwhelmed and confused by the numerous procedures involved, dense amount of legal work and unfamiliar terminology. As DUI charges are serious allegations that are handled in criminal courts, it is essential that all accused individuals clearly understand how the DUI process works. Whether you are charged with a first time DUI, a multiple offense, or a DUI for drugs, the following information can help you avoid costly mistakes.
After an Arrest - The immediate aftermath of an arrest is often the most difficult time for alleged offenders. If you have failed or refused a breath test, law enforcement officers will take you to a local jail to be booked. When you are released, it is of the utmost importance that you have all of the paperwork you were given and that you are aware of the important dates.
Arraignment - An arraignment is a formal hearing during which you will be informed of your charges and future dates will be set for legal proceedings. Obtaining a qualified DUI attorney before or immediately after your arraignment will be indispensable to the defense of your case.
Criminal Proceedings - After your arraignment, there will be a period of time that will allow you, or your attorney, to conduct investigations, gather evidence and prepare to defend your charges. Depending on the particularities involved in your case, you may be able to resolve your situation before an actual trial. Our experienced legal team excels in evaluating all of our clients' future options, determining the best course of action and informing you whether or not a trial is beneficial.
Some of our main priorities at Garretson & Toth, LLC are to ensure that you have all the relevant and factual information pertaining to your case, that you understand exactly where you stand, and that all of your questions and answers are addressed immediately. No matter what your DUI process may entail during the criminal proceedings, you can be confident that our firm is dedicated to fighting on your behalf every step of the way.
Contact our Olathe DUI lawyer from Garretson & Toth, LLC to learn more about DUI proceedings and the details about what you expect during your case.