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DUI Arraignment in Denver

What happens after I am arrested for DUI?

The arraignment is the first court appearance after a DUI arrest, and the initial step in the criminal justice process. It is during the arraignment that you will be given the opportunity to plead either guilty, not guilty, or no contest to the charges that have been filed against you.

It is very important that you consult with your Denver DUI attorney prior to your arraignment, so that you make an informed decision about your plea, based upon the circumstances and the evidence against you. If you do not have an attorney, the court will provide one for you, but in most cases the best opportunity to avoid conviction is to have legal representation from a highly qualified lawyer that has extensive experience in DUI defense.

What You Can Expect from the Law Office of Christopher H. Cessna

At the firm, you will be represented by an attorney who served as a police officer for a decade, and subsequently as a Deputy District Attorney who was focused on prosecuting DUI cases. This level of understanding of the justice process is uncommon. You could gain a distinct advantage if you retain the services of the firm in defending against a DUI charge.

The arraignment for DUI takes place just a few hours or days after an arrest. This means you need to work as quickly as possible to make the necessary arrangements with your attorney so that you are not in court without an attorney. A great deal of important decisions could be made at the arraignment, including the amount of bail that will be required to release you from custody.

You will definitely want a lawyer who knows what they are doing representing you. Your court date will also be decided at your arraignment, and your Denver DUI defense attorney will require adequate time to prepare your defense case, and should be present to speak for you regarding this vital issue.

Powerful DUI Defense in Denver

The only way to keep a DUI off your record and avoid some of the more serious long-term consequences is to avoid conviction. You cannot get a DUI expunged. It may be possible to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced. You deserve to find out all of your options before you make any decisions - your future ability to legally drive is at stake, as well as your freedom.

You also will face the consequences of having a DUI conviction on your permanent criminal record, a serious deterrent for future employers. Due to the fact that the arraignment could impact the eventual outcome at trial, it is vitally important that you go into it prepared, with your attorney at your side. Attorney Chris Cessna is prepared to do everything possible to get the charges reduced or dismissed or to fight to get an acquittal at trial.


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