Oklahoma DUI Arraignment
After being arrested for driving under the influence, you will have the opportunity to answer to the charges against you at the arraignment. How you plead at this first hearing is very important, so weighing your options beforehand is critical.
The Arraignment Hearing
During arraignment, the judge will read the DUI charges against you and ask how you plead. You have three options: guilty, not guilty or nolo contendre (no contest). If you enter a plea of guilty or no contest, you will be sentenced. Please keep in mind that this is considered a conviction, and you will be unable to change your plea later.
If you plead not guilty, a date will be set for your next court appearance. An attorney can help you prepare for the preliminary and pre-trial hearings, as well as the DUI trial, if your case goes that far.
Speak with a DUI Defense Lawyer before Entering a Plea
A DUI case is rarely as cut and dry as it appears. Many people believe that the field sobriety and breath test results are infallible; however, they are not without their problems. Rather than pleading guilty to your charge to get it all behind you, it is worth speaking with a defense attorney who understands the system and can evaluate your case.
Each member of the legal team at the Edge Law Firm has undergone extensive training on the evidence used in DUI cases and can use their experience to develop a defense strategy against your charges. For a free analysis of your case, submit your contact information via our online form or call our office today at (877) DUI-EDGE or (918) 582-6333.