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The DUI Process

If you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with drunk driving, odds are you have many questions about the DUI process and what you should be doing at this time.  Jefferson County DUI attorney Chris Cessna has handled numerous cases over the years that have involved drunk driving charges, and will be able to provide you with excellent advice and support during this time.  As your defense lawyer, Mr. Cessna will guide the through the DUI process in a clear and efficient manner, and will always keep you informed about the status of your case. 

After being arrested, booked, and charged with DUI, a DMV hearing will be held to determine whether or not your license will be suspended.  A Temporary Driver’s License will be issued for you to use until the actual DMV hearing, and once the hearing is held your driving privileges will either be reinstated or suspended for a length of time to be determined by your BAC and your criminal record. 

In addition to the DMV hearing, your DUI charges will also be addressed in criminal court, the first step of which is the arraignment.  The arraignment begins the criminal DUI process and it is during this time that you will enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest.  Your lawyer will then discuss your case with the district attorney who will be prosecuting your case in an attempt to negotiate a lesser sentence, dismissal of charges, or a plea bargain.  After this, a trial will take place where a judge will listen to arguments, testimony, and evidence to determine whether or not you are guilty and if you are, what your sentence will be. 

For more information about the DUI process and how it will affect you, contact Jefferson County DUI Attorney Christopher H. Cessna today!

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