Why Can’t I Just Have A Trial On My DUI Charge?

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After being charged with DUI, the last thing you want to happen is to have the charge drag on through the courts.  After all, don’t you have a right to a speedy trial?  Oftentimes, the answer is no.  A right to a speedy trial often does not extend to charges in state courts. Furthermore, there are many legitimate reasons why your DUI court date may be continued.

Why might your DUI court date be continued?  The officer may not have turned in their report to the District Attorney.  You might be waiting to receive discovery. The state crime lab may be processing evidence in certain cases.  There may be more than one officer-involved and their court appearance dates might not be on the same schedule.

There are many things that need to align to be ready for trial, both for the prosecution, and your defense.  Your attorney will need to be thoroughly prepared with all the necessary witnesses and evidence.  Without all of the necessary information or witnesses available for your trial, a trial is not going to be in your best interest.

It is important for you to have an attorney to help you fight your DUI charge.  There are many complex issues that should be considered and addressed when fighting a DUI.  Did the officer violate any of your rights?  Did the officer have reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle?  Can the state prove each and every element of the DUI charge beyond a reasonable doubt?  Did the law enforcement officer follow all of the proper policies and procedures when taking breath or blood samples?  Did the officer obtain a warrant to obtain samples if necessary?  Can any of the evidence against you be suppressed?  These are just a few of the complex legal issues that may arise in a DUI case.  These are questions that will take time to answer, and are questions that your lawyer can help answer.

At King Law, we know that you want to put the DUI behind you as quickly as you can.  We are ready to help you through this difficult time, and we will stand up for you and make sure your rights are protected.  Contact us at (888)748-KING (5464) or visit our website to speak with one of our skilled attorneys about your DUI charge.  With offices located across Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina, we are here to serve you and provide you with the best defense possible.

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