DUI Process

DUI CHECKPOINT 

Generally, the DUI process starts either when an individual is pulled for traffic violation or a person enters into a DUI checkpoint. If you’re stopped by police for DUI, please contact us for free consultation. 

DUI INVESTIGATION 

Once a police officer has detected the objective sign of intoxication, he/she will start the DUI investigation. 

DUI ARREST 

After officer completes the tests for dui, he/she will claim the driver failed that tests, and will arrest that driver for DUI. In usual DUI cases, the police officer will arrest the driver for DUI. 

HIRING A LAWYER TO REPRESENT YOU 

If you’ve been arrested, you’ll need to hire a lawyer. 

DMV HEARINGS 

Once you’ve been arrested, the police officer will give you a form known as "Suspension Order & Temporary License." We may file a legal motion and can make some technical legal arguments in order to convince hearing officer that license shouldn’t be suspended. 

THE ARRAIGNMENT 

At arraignment, your lawyer will enter plea for you for "not guilty" and get the "complaint." It’s the "charging document" which the prosecutor files in the court. 

PRE-TRIAL HEARING 

After arraignment, the court now has set your case for pre-trial hearing. There might be more than a pre-trial; if your case isn’t resolved, then case will be put for jury trial.  

JURY TRIAL 

About 5% criminal trials only go to the jury trial ever. Most cases are dismissed or settled long before trial. If your case can’t be settled before the trial, you’ll need to present for jury trial. We will make sure that jury hears all the evidences. 

AFTER TRIAL 

If everything goes well, you’ll have your DUI case dismissed and will be found to be "not guilty." If you’re found guilty, then you’ll need to go to the DUI educations classes, might be put on probation and you’ll have some fines to pay.