Richmond, VA asked in DUI / DWI for Virginia

Q: Felony DUI Court Case

After my Grand Jury day I said that my next court date would be a plea. I have changed my mind and will be going forward with a judge trial. My question, is will my original court date for plea change because of going with judge trial.

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Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: It depends on the practice in the individual jurisdiction you are being tried. The best thing to do is to reach out to your attorney in advance to secure a date.

Steve Miyares
Steve Miyares
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: This is not a general wuestion, but one about the specifics of your case. You need to speak with your attorney about this to get the answer for your particular situation.

G. Rex Flynn Jr.
G. Rex Flynn Jr.
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Arlington, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I think the answer to this would change from courthouse to courthouse and judge to judge. Nevertheless, I believe that for practical reasons (i.e. - the prosecutor likely may not have their witnesses present and prepared) the original date set for plea will not be the trial date.

Again, that would heavily depend on what witnesses the prosecutor needs, whether they can be present, and whether the Court's docket that day has space for a trial. I would strongly recommend you contact your lawyer for the specific answers to the questions you've raised. They will best know the likely outcomes based on the scenario.

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