Arraignments in DUI Cases in Oklahoma
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Oklahoma, you will have to attend an arraignment, unless you hire an attorney who can appear in court on your behalf.
At the arraignment, the Court will advise you of the charges which have been filed against you, and the Court will most likely enter a plea of “not guilty” for you. In most instances, the Court will also instruct you to return to court with an attorney hired to represent you. In some instances, the Court will allow you to proceed pro se (without an attorney). However, this is a dangerous option, as DUI offenses carry jail time.
If you choose to plead guilty or no contest, then you will most likely be sentenced immediately. If you plead not guilty, the judge will set a date for you to come back to court so that you may contest the charges against you.
Why You’ll Need an Attorney
You may think an attorney is not necessary before an arraignment, or that your case is hopeless so you should just plead guilty and take your punishment. Don’t surrender your freedom without a fight.
Even the most difficult cases can result in reduced charges or the individual walking away cleared of all charges. There are a number of ways that an experienced DUI attorney can fight the State’s case against you, whether that is by attacking the initial stop, the officer’s report, or the breath testing device. You’ll want an experienced attorney on your side from the very beginning so that you can weigh your options and know what results are possible for your case.
How We Can Help
The attorneys at Edge Law Firm have seen all types of DUI cases and have had incredible success on behalf of our clients. Every member of the Edge legal team has undergone extensive training on combating DUI charges and will work to create the most effective defense strategy possible for you.
Take the first step in regaining your rights by contacting us for a no strings attached, free analysis of your case.