Honolulu DUI Attorney Details the Seven Steps in the DUI Trial Process
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http://duihonolulu.com Know what to expect when you head to trail. Here are the seven steps of a DUI trial explained.

http://duihonolulu.com Know what to expect when you head to trail. Here are the seven steps of a DUI trial explained.

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    • Honolulu DUI Attorney Help Guide Seven Steps of the DUI Trial Process
        • Many cases never make it to trial due to plea bargain agreements.
        • Plea bargains typically include pleading guilty in exchange for lessening the charges.
        • Understanding each step will help you prepare a better defense.
      Seven Steps of DUI Trial
      • Step 1 – Pre-Trial Motions
        • Usually filed by your DUI attorney to suppress evidence.
        • Will challenge legality of traffic stop, chemical testing, right advisement and more.
        • Also used to prevent witnesses from testifying.
        • Could be used to try to have your case dismissed.
      Seven Steps of DUI Trial
      • Step 2 – Jury Selection
        • Pool of potential jurors selected from local residents.
        • Trying to get a representative selection from community.
        • Pool of jurors will be narrowed down by judge, prosecutor and DUI attorney to eliminate bias.
      Seven Steps of DUI Trial
        • Step 3 – Opening Statements
          • Official start of trial.
          • First opportunity for prosecution and DUI attorney to speak to the jurors about the case.
      Seven Steps of DUI Trial
        • Step 4 – Witness Testimony & Cross Examination
          • Prosecution and DUI attorney will call witnesses to help add credibility to their case.
          • May be actual witnesses to the offense or expert witnesses called to testify on their area of expertise.
          • Cross examination=
            • Defense attorney questioning a prosecution witness OR
            • Prosecutor questioning a defense witness.
      Seven Steps of DUI Trial
        • Step 5 – Closing Arguments
          • Signals the end of the case is approaching.
          • Prosecutor and DUI attorney both present their final statements.
          • Last opportunity to convince jury.
      Seven Steps of DUI Trial
        • Step 6 – Jury Instructions
          • Judge reviews applicable laws for jury to consider when reviewing evidence.
          • Judge will use “plain English” to avoid confusing jurors with legal jargon.
      Seven Steps of DUI Trial
        • Step 7 – Jury Deliberation and Verdict
          • Jury excused to chambers to discuss case in private.
          • Once verdict is reached, everyone returns to courtroom to hear verdict read aloud.
      Seven Steps of DUI Trial
            • We hope you have found this information beneficial.
            • For more information and advice on how to protect
            • yourself when facing DUI charges in Honolulu:
            • Visit:
            • http://www.duihonolulu.com
            • or Call:
            • (808) 377- 4103
            • to schedule a free consultation
            • This is not Legal Advice. This document contains information only. For Legal Advice, please seek guidance from a licensed Attorney.
      Seven Steps of DUI Trial