Our law firm focuses on personal attention to each and every client. We help both with the court case and getting your driving privileges back.
Before Trial or Plea
How is a typical DWI case handled? Well, the first thing our DWI attorney wants to do is to find out what questions you have, and answer those questions. An arrest for DWI is a stressful event, and we want to help reduce that stress as much as possible. Next, we will determine if you are eligible for a pre-trial limited driving privilege. If you are, we can assist you in getting it, so that your life is made easier.
During the time that we are making court appearances for you, we are gathering evidence about your case, including officers notes, blood alcohol content measurements, and more. At one of these court appearances, we will interview the arresting officer to hear his or her side of the story, analyzing it to see if it makes sense, and determining how strong the case against you is. If there is video of your stop, we will request it, and watch it to determine if the officer had a good reason to stop you, analyze your performance on the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and find out whether the officer broke procedure.
The Big Decision: Plea or Try?
At this point, you will have to make a decision. You can choose to try your case, or you can choose to plead it. If we try your case, we first try it in District Court. This case will be in front of a judge. A judge will determine whether you are guilty or innocent. If you are found guilty,you can immediately appeal to Superior Court, and get a chance for a jury to hear your case. If you choose to plead your case, any additional charges that you were given will probably be dropped. If you choose to plead your case, we will work with you to build the number of mitigating factors in your case to try to reduce the sentence in your case, so that it will have the least amount of impact on your life.
Of course, it is completely up to you to determine whether to try your case or plead it. We will be glad to advise you on the pros and cons of each, and will help you evaluate the strength of your case. There are many different factors to consider when deciding to try the case or plea it. Whether the police have a blood alcohol level, what the blood alcohol content level is, what the video looks like, and other factors can al come into play when determining whether to plea or try a DWI case. If you chose to try it, we will try it, and if you choose to plea it, we will plea it.Even if you are convicted, or you do decide to plead to the case, we will continue to help you by helping you get a post conviction limited driving privilege, if you are eligible for one.
During the entire process, we are here to answer any questions you have, and give you any guidance you need. Mr. Reeves prides himself on his personal availability to clients. He gives his cell phone number to every client, so that he can be reached whenever he is needed. He often takes weekend and after-hours calls on his cell phone. Whenever he does miss a call, returning it is always on his priority list. Mr. Reeves wants to give you guidance on the best way to handle your case.