Waiving an Appearance for a DUI Arraignment

Were you arrested for drunk driving in Connecticut and have questions about waiving an appearance for a DUI arraignment? Watch this video to learn more.

Question:

Can I waive a court appearance for a DUI arraignment?

Answer:

Waiving an Appearance for a DUI ArraignmentSometimes I get calls from people who do not live in the state of Connecticut who just got charged with a DUI. Generally speaking, when it is just your standard DUI stop, the police are going to give you a summons to appear in court within the next two weeks. Your appearance is required at your arraignment. There is no way you can just have your lawyer show up and enter a not guilty plea for you. That can only take place in the civil courts where they do not enter guilty pleas.

In the criminal court, the whole purpose of the criminal court is to inconvenience you, to show you that you have done something wrong and have to answer for that. Regardless of whether you live in California or in New York, if you have a DUI arrest in Connecticut, you absolutely have to be there for your DUI arraignment. If you cannot be there on that date, the best idea is to hire a lawyer who will most likely be able to get you a continuance. You will, however, have to appear at the next court date or they will put a warrant out for your arrest. If you have this problem going on right now, please contact us today. I am here to help.


Were you or a loved one charged with drunk driving in Connecticut and have questions about waiving an appearance for a DUI arrangement?
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