Albuquerque DUI Attorney Details the Seven Steps in the DUI Trial Proc

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http://www.duialbuquerque.com Know what to expect when you head to trail. Here are the seven steps of a DUI trial explained.

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Seven Steps of the DUI Trial Process:

Seven Steps of the DUI Trial Process Albuquerque DUI Attorney Help Guide

Seven Steps of DUI Trial:

Many cases never make it to trial due to plea bargain agreements. Plea bargains typically include pleading guilty in exchange for lessening the charges. Understanding each step will help you prepare a better defense. Seven Steps of DUI Trial

Seven Steps of DUI Trial:

Step 1 – Pre-Trial Motions Usually filed by your DUI attorney to suppress evidence. Will challenge legality of traffic stop, chemical testing, right advisement and more. Also used to prevent witnesses from testifying. Could be used to try to have your case dismissed. Seven Steps of DUI Trial

Seven Steps of DUI Trial:

Step 2 – Jury Selection Pool of potential jurors selected from local residents. Trying to get a representative selection from community. Pool of jurors will be narrowed down by judge, prosecutor and DUI attorney to eliminate bias. Seven Steps of DUI Trial

Seven Steps of DUI Trial:

Step 3 – Opening Statements Official start of trial. First opportunity for prosecution and DUI attorney to speak to the jurors about the case. Seven Steps of DUI Trial

Seven Steps of DUI Trial:

Step 4 – Witness Testimony & Cross Examination Prosecution and DUI attorney will call witnesses to help add credibility to their case. May be actual witnesses to the offense or expert witnesses called to testify on their area of expertise. Cross examination= Defense attorney questioning a prosecution witness OR Prosecutor questioning a defense witness. Seven Steps of DUI Trial

Seven Steps of DUI Trial:

Step 5 – Closing Arguments Signals the end of the case is approaching. Prosecutor and DUI attorney both present their final statements. Last opportunity to convince jury. Seven Steps of DUI Trial

Seven Steps of DUI Trial:

Step 6 – Jury Instructions Judge reviews applicable laws for jury to consider when reviewing evidence. Judge will use “plain English” to avoid confusing jurors with legal jargon. Seven Steps of DUI Trial

Seven Steps of DUI Trial:

Step 7 – Jury Deliberation and Verdict Jury excused to chambers to discuss case in private. Once verdict is reached, everyone returns to courtroom to hear verdict read aloud. Seven Steps of DUI Trial

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We hope you found this information beneficial. For more information and advice on how to protect yourself when facing DUI charges in Albuquerque: Visit: http://www.duialbuquerque.com or Call: (505) 903-7776 to schedule a free consultation This is not Legal Advice. This document contains information only. For Legal Advice, please seek guidance from a licensed Attorney .

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