DUI/DWI Legal Process
Affordable St. Louis DUI Attorney
When you are pulled over or arrested for any type of crime, it can be incredibly
scary and stressful. If you have never been in legal trouble or charged
with a DUI/DWI charge, you likely do not know what to expect.
At First Defense D.U.I. / Traffic Law, we strive to ensure that you understand
what to expect so that you can take as much control of the situation as
possible. Our affordable St. Louis DUI attorney has more than 45 years
of experience representing clients in this field of law, and we are dedicated
to achieving positive results in your case.
What Can I Expect After An Arrest?
Every DUI or DWI case is different, although there are typically several
different steps which are taken that you can expect. The more you understand
about DUI charges and your rights, you can ensure that you do not take
any steps against yourself and be aware if your rights are violated.
The steps of the legal process in a DUI/DWI case generally go as follows:
The stop: When you are first pulled over for suspected DWI/DUI, you will likely
be asked to go through a number of different tests, including a breathalyzer,
field sobriety tests, and in some circumstances a blood test.
The arrest: If you are arrested, your case will proceed. After you have been asked
to submit to these tests, you will be booked. Your license may be confiscated
and you will be given a court date.
The arraignment: This is your first court hearing where you will be charged with DUI and
you can plead not guilty or guilty. Having a St. Louis affordable DUI
lawyer present is very important during this time.
Preliminary hearings: Before you are convicted, we will have an opportunity to ensure your rights
are not violated and work to prevent any evidence against you from being admitted.
The trial: During your trial, the opposing prosecution must be able to prove that
you are guilty beyond reasonable doubt in order to convict you. This is
where our attorney shines in defending your rights.
Contact our firm today at (314) 312-0861 to set up a
Our DUI lawyer is available at any time, day or night.