El Paso DWI Attorney: Details the Seven Steps of the DWI Trial Process

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

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Seven Steps of the DWI Trial Process:

Seven Steps of the DWI Trial Process El Paso DWI Attorney Help Guide

Seven Steps of DWI 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 DWI Trial

Seven Steps of DWI Trial:

Step 1 – Pre-Trial Motions Usually filed by your DWI 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 DWI Trial

Seven Steps of DWI 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 DWI attorney to eliminate bias. Seven Steps of DWI Trial

Seven Steps of DWI Trial:

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

Seven Steps of DWI Trial:

Step 4 – Witness Testimony & Cross Examination Prosecution and DWI 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 DWI Trial

Seven Steps of DWI Trial:

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

Seven Steps of DWI 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 DWI Trial

Seven Steps of DWI 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 DWI Trial

Seven Steps of DWI Trial:

We hope you have found this information beneficial. For more information and advice on how to protect yourself when facing charges in El Paso: Visit: http://www.dwielapso.com or Call: (915) 317-1933 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. Seven Steps of DWI Trial

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