Mesa DUI Court Dates

After an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI), it is vital for you to understand the next steps in terms of your court date. Most courts will post their court dates online, so you can do a case search either on the Arizona Public Access site or the Mesa Municipal website to view your case details and court date.

As you prepare for your Mesa DUI court date, you will want to have skilled legal counsel on your side to help you prepare and walk you through the process. If you are facing charges for driving under the influence, reach out to a dedicated attorney at Grand Canyon Law Group. Our experienced legal team is well-versed in the intricacies of DUI cases and is ready to fight for you.

Preparing for a DUI Court Date

Before a court date, it is important to understand what the purpose of your hearing is and whether you need to attend. Not every hearing is a trial. Most hearings are pretrial conferences where the court is checking on the status of the case. Oftentimes, you are not required to attend these hearings in misdemeanor cases. Instead, your attorney will attend on your behalf.

If you are preparing for a hearing other than a pretrial conference, you will likely need to prepare with your attorney ahead of time. An example such hearing would be a change of plea. To prepare, you will need to review and sign your agreement with your attorney, prior to the court date, and prepare on what you will need to say in court.

For a sentencing hearing or trial, you will also want to know exactly what is going to happen and what you will need to say. A Mesa lawyer can explain the trial process in great detail and help you understand your role as a defendant.

Changing a DUI Court Date in Mesa

Situations may arise where you need to change your court date. If you need to move your court date to a different day, your attorney can file a Motion to Continue with the court. This motion will explain why the date needs to be moved and provide alternative dates for rescheduling.

In order for a judge to grant a Motion to Continue, you will need to provide an adequate reason as to why the scheduled date does not work. Circumstances that could demonstrate an adequate reason for moving a court date include unavailability of an essential witness, unavailability of a party because of death or illness, and other unexpected events that impede the case. A skilled lawyer can help you file a Motion to Continue in the event that something gets in the way of your initial court date.

Discuss Your DUI Court Date with a Mesa Attorney

It can be difficult to keep a level head after a DUI arrest. It is crucial to work with a lawyer who understands how these cases proceed and can walk you through the next steps as you prepare for your Mesa DUI court date.

At Grand Canyon Law Group, our team of former prosecutors turned dedicated defense attorneys has extensive experience handling DUI cases in court. This deep understanding of the prosecution is critical, as we can use this knowledge to make your defense as strong as possible. If you are awaiting your DUI court date, do not delay in seeking legal help. Schedule a free consultation at our office today so that we can get to work for you.

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