CMS Law Firm will Take Care of You the Whole Way
Nobody wants a Seattle DUI charge, but, as Seattle DUI atorneys, we know it can
happen to anyone at any time. It isn't fair most of the time, it is scary, and it
doesn't make you a bad person. But, if you are charged with DUI in Seattle, you
can't sit there and hope it goes away. You have to take action immediately.
The first stage in the DUI court process is the arraignment. At arraignment, the
prosecutor formally notifies you of your charges, the court makes sure you are informed
of your Constitutional rights, you enter a plea (not guilty) and your conditions
of release are set.
It is important to have a Seattle DUI lawyer
at this point in the proceedings for a couple of reasons. First, they will be able
to take care of the process for you. Second, they will be able to help you get the
best condtions of release possible. Normally this is to not consume alcohol, to
not drive after drinking, and to not refuse a breath test. But sometimes prosecutors
will ask for more stringent conditions. At that point you need a DUI attorney to
The second stage of the DUI court process is the pretrial hearing. At the pretrial
hearing you and the prosecutor will let the court know if you have reached a
DUI plea bargain or if you need to proceed to the next stage of the process
- motions. It is obviously important to have your DUI attorney at this point to
determine if a deal is possible, is the best for you, and what to do next.
After the pretrial hearing comes motions. This is when your
Kirkland DUI attorney or
Bellevue DUI lawyer will try to keep out as much evidence as possible,
and even try to get the case dismissed. A good attorney can make a big difference.
Following pretrial hearing is the trial, and if necessary, sentencing and appeals.
If you are charged with DUI, you want to get help as quickly as possible.
Don't wait, call us today at 206-651-4245 for a free consultation. We offer
Seattle DUI attorney services throughout King County, including, Seattle, Kirkland,
Bellevue, Redmond, Renton, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Medina, Burien, and Shoreline.