I often receive calls from panicked potential clients who were arrested the night before, or sometimes even just a few minutes earlier. Their panic and frustration is understandable, many of my clients have never had any interaction with the police and court system outside of a traffic ticket.
There are a number of concerns that my clients have from driving privileges, to mandatory jail on a first offense, to cost. Those issues are all addressed in other articles on this site. One major concern my clients have is what happens at their first court date? What do they have to say to the judge?
I can not stress enough how important it is to hire an experienced DUI attorney to represent you if you have been arrested for this crime. In many courts we can have your first appearance waived so that you do not need to go in front of the judge. We can enter your plea of not guilty, demand driving privileges, and start the process of obtaining all of the evidence that we need to defend you.
If you do have to appear, and there are some courts that require your attendance, we will be there for you. We will enter a not guilty plea on your behalf, coach you through everything that you need to say and do. We will then begin the process of defending you just as if you did not have to appear.
If you would like to learn more about what happens at your first court appearance call me, Joe Patituce, I am an Akron DUI Lawyer. You can call me at (330) 752-6706. The call is confidential. The call is free.