What Happens After I Bond Out Of Jail?
In Texas, once you post bail, you’ll sign a reset. A reset is a signature of promise for you to return for all of your court dates that give your attorney time to get all the discovery and evidence in your case. On a DWI case, for example, it will usually take at least six months to get everything your attorney needs, including blood testing discovery, breath testing discovery, video evidence, and any 911 calls. It takes time for the police to get all that information to the prosecutor and then for the prosecutor to get it all to the defense attorney. Generally, you will attend an arraignment, a pre-trial hearing, a plea or disposition hearing, and then a trial, in that order.
How Does A Prior Arrest Or Conviction Impact My Current DWI Case?
A previous offense will definitely have a significant effect on a new case. For instance, you will not be eligible for most diversion programs if you are not a first-time offender, even if the prior offense was a different charge. Also, a second DWI offense is a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a minimum of three days in jail, even if you plead. If you have a third or more DWI charge, you are looking at a felony, with a minimum of two to 10 years.
What Qualities Should I Look For In Hiring A Criminal Defense Attorney?
You want to hire an attorney who has tried cases involving the charge you are facing. You want someone who has experience in that area of law, especially in a DWI case. They are not like other criminal cases. An attorney needs to be familiar with the laws and with the science of blood and breath testing.
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