Facing a DUI Charge – What will Your Lawyer Do?
After a person is arrested for DUI, he is brought in front of a District Court commissioner for a preliminary inquiry. Afterwards he goes on trial. The defendant has two options. He can plead guilty and then sentenced according to the severity of the charge filed against him.
Alternatively, the accused may decide to go on trial. In that case, his attorney will try to do all that he can to undermine the validity of the prosecutor’s arguments or question the legality of the arrest. For example, the lawyer may claim the arresting officer had no legal right to stop the driver and ask him to perform a field sobriety test. If he succeeds, in most cases the defendant will be acquitted.