What happens at DUI in San Fernando before arraignment
Question: What happens at DUI in San Fernando before arraignment? Do I need an attorney? I think I did good on field sobriety tests.
Answer: First, DMV hearings need to be requested very soon after being arrested for DUI or else you waive your right to a hearing and your license would likely be suspended automatically. For the criminal matter, although negotiations often don’t happen before an arraignment, they certainly take place at the arraignment. Plus, more often than not, what the officer lists in the police report (for results of field sobriety tests for example) does not match how the licensee feels they went. I would at least recommend consulting with an attorney or two in more detail about your case as soon as possible. Feel free to call me if you would like to discuss further. There are a lot of variables that can effect DUI proceedings. Call me to discuss further at 818-336-1384