Beginning the DUI Court Process
After you are arrested, you will be given a future court date, when you have to appear in court for your DUI charges. For other offenses, you can also be arrested, given a citation and told to return to court at a future date. Misdemeanor and
felony offenses require a court appearance, and prescheduled appearances will be on the calendar. Advances and continuances, however, may not be included on the calendar.
Court Rules to Know
On the date of your court appearance, be sure to go directly to the courtroom where you have been assigned to go. The majority of courtrooms open at 8:30am. Courtrooms also observe a number of general rules, all of which you should be sure to follow:
- Tank tops / t-shirts are not allowed in the courtroom
- A shirt and shoes are required in the courtroom
- Food, drinks and gum are not allowed in court
- Weapons are not allowed in the courthouse
- Your pager and/or cell phone must be turned off
For a misdemeanor offense, your attorney may represent you and you may not need to be present (this excludes domestic violence cases, however). For all felony offenses, you must be present personally.
DUI Cases in California Courts
During every stage of your Southern California DUI case, criminal defense attorney David Diamond can advise you on what to do, what not to do and how to act. By providing you with reliable and valuable advice at every step of your DUI trial, attorney Diamond works to ensure you get a favorable outcome for your case.
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, look no further than Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer David D. Diamond. He has the experience, knowledge and dedication to help you with your case.
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