East Orange, NJ asked in DUI / DWI for New Jersey

Q: Do you have to go to trial to contest a DUI?

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.

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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: NOT all the time if you can convince the prosecutor they do not have a good case, but you will never be able to do this without a good lawyer. Just so you know most DWI's are lost even with lawyers.

Leon Matchin and Joseph F. Morgano agree with this answer

James A. Abate

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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Somerville, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You begin the process by pleading not guilty. Then the case is conferenced to assess the proofs and expert reports. Then either a plea is entered or a trial commences.

Leon Matchin

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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Milltown, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You have to go to trial if you are innocent and the prosecutor and/or police officer who arrested you for the DUI and/or the court refuse to dismiss the case without a trial.

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