Trial/Sentencing

Jury Trial

DUI’s are tried before juries of 6 persons.  DUI jury trials last between one and three days depending on the complexity of the case and the number of witnesses.

Sentencing

If a jury finds you not guilty, you will be released and the case is concluded without any further penalty or cost.  If the jury returns a verdict of guilty, then the defendant will be sentenced by the judge.  Generally, sentencing occurs on the day of the verdict however it is possible to set the hearing over.  Sentencing is an important part of the process.  A good attorney will prepare very hard for this phase to ensure that the client gets the lightest and fairest sentence under the law.