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Misdemeanor DUI Arraignment & Plea

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After a DUI arrest is made and charges are filed, the defendant will be scheduled for a misdemeanor arraignment.

This is actually the defendant's first appearance in Court, and the following will occur at this time:

  • You will be informed of the DUI charges which have been filed against you.
  • You will be advised of your constitutional rights
  • If you have not or cannot hire an attorney of your own, the Court will appoint an attorney to defend you.
  • You will then enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest. Guilty - an admission that you have committed the crime. Not guilty - the statement that you did not commit the crime you are accused of. No contest (nolo contendere) - that you do not contest the charges against you. This has a similar effect as a guilty plea, but the subsequent conviction will not then be able to be used against you as proof of liability in a civil suit.
  • You will then be released on your own recognizance, or the Court will set a bail amount and you will be taken into custody of the Sheriff until bail is made.

The advantage of working with a private attorney rather than one appointed by the state is this: your private attorney and his or her staff will be working directly for you. Often a state-appointed attorney may be overworked and inexperienced. He or she simply may not have the time for you.

Los Angeles DUI attorney David D. Diamond offers the level of service that only an experienced and private defense lawyer can provide. He dedicates his time and effort to defending his clients rights and helping them get the best outcome for their DUI cases.

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