DUI Court Date
What to Expect at Your DUI Court Date
In Vancouver WA, the court date you are given after your DUI arraignment is called mandatory pretrial. This is a court date that is usually scheduled 2 weeks out if the court requires you to pay bail, or 6 weeks out if the court releases you from custody without having to pay bail. The purpose of this court date is to review the progress of your pending DUI case.
Because you have a right to a speedy trial, you will be expected to set your case for trial if you do not resolve your case at your mandatory pretrial court date. There are exceptions to this, which your attorney will go over with you.
If you are not represented by an attorney (pro se), the court will give you two court dates after your arraignment. Your first court date will be referred to as pro se pretrial. This is a court appearance where you talk with the prosecutor to see where you are on your case before your mandatory pretrial court date. Remember, the prosecutor is the one bringing charges against you and does not have your best interests in mind.
A Couple Directions a DUI Case Could Go
- Schedule a Trial Date
- Deferred Prosecution
- Suppression Hearing
Discuss your options with an experienced DUI attorney before your pretrial court date. The wrong decision can result in jail, probation and expensive fines and costs.
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Having an experienced attorney represent you will help you get the best outcome in your case. If you are charged with a DUI, call Kris at (360) 975-4673 or use our contact form to schedule a free consultation.