If you’ve been charged with DWI, you may not know where to turn. The most important call you can make is to an aggressive DWI lawyer who will fight for your rights. Chris Dillon has the knowledge and experience to help you every step of the way with your DWI defense.
After you’ve been arrested and booked, the judge will set your bond. This is what you can expect to happen next:
Arraignment: This is your initial court appearance. It’s essential to contact your DWI defense lawyer before this date.
Pretrial court appearances: During pretrial, your DWI lawyer and the prosecutor will discuss the case and speak to the judge. After the appearance, you’ll choose whether you want to accept a plea bargain or proceed with a trial.
Pretrial motions and hearings: Motions to suppress evidence are common in DWI cases and are necessary if your constitutional rights have been violated.
Trial: Your DWI layer will guide you through the trial where a jury of your peers will decide your fate. It’s important to listen closely during the trial and let your lawyer know about any facts that would affect the outcome of your trial.
Punishment and sentencing: If the verdict is guilty, the punishment phase of the trial will begin. Either the judge or the jury will assess your punishment. If it’s your first DWI offense, the punishment could be anywhere from three to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. If you’ve never been convicted before, you’re eligible for probation.
Your DWI defense attorney will work hard to increase your chances of a reduced sentence. Call now to schedule your free initial consultation with Chris Dillon.
You can trust that your aggressive DWI defense attorney will ask questions regarding the actions of the police during your arrest. Did they: