Q: How many times do you have to go to court for a DUI?
A: You will have be required to be present for a First Appearance and an Arraignment, usually two different days. If you hired an attorney already, this can be done on the same day. After, the number of appearances depends on the facts of the case, and your history. The case can be continued for a number of reasons, the most common is for Discovery purposes. Typically these Pre-Trials are set out every 45 to 90 days and so if your case lasts two years, you do the math. Additionally, you may have to appear for the SSS hearings as well, add another two or three appearances. In other words, hire an attorney to try and speed things along.
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