The DUI process is complex and you will likely have a lot of questions following your drunk driving arrest. Will I be sentenced to time in jail? Will I lose my drivers license? How much will this cost me? What happens at the arraignment? What is a DMV Hearing? Is possible to beat a New York DUI? Should I hire a criminal attorney? These are common questions and it is important that you understand your rights before you go into court.

The Arraignment
An arraignment is your first court appearance following a DUI arrest. During the arraignment, the charges field against will be read and you will have the chance to enter a plea of “not guilty,” “no contest,” or “guilty.” If you wish to challenge the DUI charges, you should enter a plea of “not guilty” and the court will schedule your trial for a future date. Facing a legal proceeding like an arraignment can be confusing and intimidating, especially if it is your first time. We can accompany you to your arraignment to ensure that you understand your rights and the arraignment process.
Salts Law Office / Devon Salts
Bankruptcy Attorney Serving Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Beacon, Brewster, Carmel, Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, Kent, Mahopac, Poughkeepsie, Somers, & Wappingers Falls