How Often do DUI Cases go to Trial?

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Not all DUI cases go to trial. Most DUI cases are resolved before going to trial. Cases that are critical go to trial or if the situation is such that there is nothing to lose, those are the cases that go to trial.

What Is the Criteria to Take A DUI Case to Trial?

There are two criteria to look at when deciding whether or not to take a DUI case to trial:

  1. If the prosecutor offers a significantly reduced charge, the consequences of accepting a plea are minimal compared to going to trial.
  2. If the prosecutor doesn’t present any viable offer that can be accepted, it may be advisable to go to trial.

DUI Trial

Most people assume that if they have been stopped, arrested and charged, then they must be guilty. However, every DUI case has a defense. It requires the prosecution to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Every DUI case has a chance to fight. The result may be a reduced sentence or a trial.

Are you Arrested or Charged With a DUI? Contact Us

If you’ve been arrested or charged with a DUI, it is in your best interest that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. An experienced DUI defense attorney can build a strong defense for you and can help you determine whether you should take your case to trial or not. DUI defense attorney Michael Peter Rubas at the Rubas Law Offices has the skills, knowledge, compassion, and dedication to help you. Call 201-448-9866 or email