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What is the Court Process for DUI?

Know What to Expect if Arrested in Reno

DUI Process in Reno, NV

After being arrested and booked for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, your first court appearance will feature the arraignment, which is a hearing where the formal charges will be read to you and you will be asked to either plead guilty or not guilty. Should you choose to plead guilty, the judge will issue his/her sentence. If you plead not guilty, a trial date will be set.

The next phase of the process consists of the preliminary hearing. The preliminary hearing can be used to enter a plea bargain, as well as provides your attorney the opportunity to cross examine witnesses and challenge key components of the arrest such as the field sobriety test.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can walk you through the DUI court process.

Going to Trial

The entire case can be thrown out during the preliminary hearing or key evidence can be ruled inadmissible during the actual trial. The trial can either be a jury trial, where a jury determines your guilt or innocence, of a bench trial where the judge alone will determine your innocence or guilt. Regardless of whether a case is decided by a bench trial or jury trial, you have the right to appeal a guilty verdict to a higher court.

Work with a Powerful DUI Lawyer in Reno

If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, a Reno DUI attorney can review the evidence against you and provide you with experienced legal counsel throughout the trial process.

Why Choose Walter B. Fey?

  • I have more than 25 years of experience and have helped defend hundreds of people accused of driving under the influence.
  • As someone who has undergone the same training for administering field sobriety tests as law enforcement officers, I’m fully knowledgeable in tactics they employ that can be challenged in court.
  • I will fight relentlessly to defend you against a DUI charge in order to give you the best chance possible of having it dismissed, or reduced in severity.


Contact a Reno DUI lawyer to for legal support when fighting a DUI charge in court.

Why You Should Choose The Law Office of Walter B. Fey

  1. Quality Defense, Caring Service, Solid Representation
  2. Long Background Serving as a Public Defender
  3. Member of the National College of DUI Defense
  4. Specific Training and Experience in Sobriety Testing
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