DUI Pretrial Hearings in Washington State
What Is a Pretrial Hearing?
What Happens at Pretrial Hearings?
At the DUI pretrial hearing both sides can discuss the status of the case and tell the judge how they plan to proceed and any pretrial motions they plan to make. It is also an opportunity for your DUI defense attorney to discuss your case with the prosecutor and offer a plea bargain or present other arguments to have the charges reduced or even dismissed.
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What Happens After a Pretrial Hearing?
There are three outcomes possible as a result of the DUI pretrial hearing.
- Both sides discuss the facts of the case and reach an acceptable resolution through negotiation or plea bargains.
- Either side can request a continuance for additional time to prepare their case.
- If no plea bargain or other resolution can be reach, a motion hearing and trial date is set.
As an experienced DUI defense lawyer team, we have successfully fought for many of our clients to have their charges reduced or dismissed in DUI pretrial hearings. Call our offices for immediate help with your case in Seattle, Lynnwood, Snohomish County, and throughout Washington State.
Contact a Seattle DUI attorney if you've been arrested for DUI to fight for a reduction or dismissal of your charges.