DUI Cases

DUI cases, like all criminal cases, follow a specific set of stages beginning with an arrest and ending with a DUI plea, conviction, or acquittal, and occasionally an appeal. Many of the stages of trial are the same as other criminal cases, but there are a few important differences. Learn about the stages of a DUI case by reading through the categories below. This section provides a chronological overview of what to expect at each stage of a DUI, DWI, or OWI case, including the drunk driving arrest, booking and bail, arraignment, preliminary hearings, pre-trial motions, trial, sentencing, and appeals. In addition, this section explains typical penalties and issues that may arise after your DUI conviction.