What Are The Next Steps If I Enter A Plea Of Not Guilty In My DUI Case?
The very first thing I’m going to do is request your discovery. We are entitled to certain evidence and that includes video and audio recordings and reports, whether written by a police officer, the lab, or a witness statement. You are 100% entitled to that. And we’re going to review everything before we step foot in the courtroom. The next thing I’m going to do is get an extension of your driving privileges. If you’ve hired me within the first 30 days, that is 100% possible. It can take three to six months on average for a DUI case to work out. Generally, they take your license. When they charge you with a DUI, they give you a white sheet of paper that says, this is your driving license for the next 30 days. Make a couple of copies, put one in your wallet or purse and put one in each automobile you may be driving. And then we request that extension from the court and they should enter an order. Another thing we do is we request officer’s training records as they may not even be DUI trained. They may not have received anything other than basic training, and they’re trying to perform tests, or something along those lines. In fact, they might not certified to operate the intoxilyzer, and we’re also going to want to see those reports. So there’s a lot of things going on. Once you hire me to represent you on a DUI, we going to do a lot on the head end, as far as gathering information. Once we send the request through the proper channels, it’s the state’s job to get it to us. If they don’t get it to us, then we’re going to move to exclude it. So, there are several things that happen after you enter a plea of not guilty.