DUI Arraignment

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What Is a DUI Arraignment?

A DUI Arraignment represents the first actual courtroom appearance after arrest and booking for the suspect.  During the arraignment proceedings the charged suspect is called into criminal court by a judge who does the following: 

What Rights Do I Have to a Lawyer during the Arraignment Process?

If the crime committed is serious enough and the defendant faces the possibility of serious jail time if convicted you have a constitutional right to an attorney during the court process.   Police departments and judges everywhere are very aware of this right, and should immediately spring to action when a request for counsel is made by a DUI suspect.  Even if the suspect cannot afford an attorney one should be appointed to him at no cost.  

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Last Modified: 03-31-2011 04:21 PM PDT

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