DWI Pre-Trial Motions
While a majority of driving under the influence cases don’t make it past the arraignment stage, some go on to the preliminary hearing. If your DUI case has made it to a preliminary hearing, the next phase of the criminal court process is what is known as pre-trial motions. You cannot proceed to a trial until certain boundaries and rules are made.
The people who appear at a pre-trial motion are the judge, the prosecution and your defense attorney. After arguments from each side are made, the judge will have to determine such things as who is testifying during the trial, what evidence can be presented to the jury and whether or not you (the defendant) should stand trial. This is also the time where the judge will make a ruling on the legal arguments each side may and may not state.
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Our drunk driving lawyers assist those injured in drunk driving accidents, but in other cases, can represent those who are facing DWI charges. For those facing charges, our lawyers can offer legal assistance and services regarding:
If your attorney feels that it’s unlikely you’ll win your case before a jury due to the evidence against you, he or she may make a plea bargain with the prosecution. Usually, a plea bargain happens earlier during the criminal process and involves you pleading guilty to drinking and driving, but facing less serious punishments such as jail time. In contrast, your defense attorney may also try to convince the judge that your case should be dismissed if the prosecution does not have enough evidence against you.
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