If I Hire A DUI / DWI Lawyer, Will I Have to go to Court?
There is no guarantee that, during the course of your DUI / DWI case, you will not have to be physically present at some point. Many factors come into play. Is this your first offense? Was an accident or injury involved? Is the case going to trial? There is no way to answer yes or no because it varies from client to client and mostly dependent on the circumstances of their DUI / DWI charge.
With all of that being stated, one benefit of hiring a DUI / DWI lawyer is that you won’t have to be present until trial or motion dates.
If a plea is being entered, and there is no chance of jail time or supervised probation, some judges will allow for what is called a “plea by waiver.” In a plea by waiver situation, you will not have to be present.
If the case goes to trial, you will need to be there. It will give you a better chance of winning your case.
At the McGee Law Firm, we let our clients know exactly when they’ll have to be present in court. We also prep and talk them through everything that will happen to settle any anxiety they may be feeling about the process.
While this is a very general answer for a broad audience, we can give you a better idea of what you’re facing concerning having to show up in court during a free consultation.
During a free consultation, you can share all the facts with us to assess the situation better. If showing up in court is a concern for you, let us know. We’ll be honest and straight-forward with you about your concerns.