After you are arrested your arraignment date is the first time you appear in court. You will find out exactly what the charges are against you and it is your opportunity to enter a plea of “Guilty” or “Not Guilty.” In addition to your initial plea, there are other important matters addressed at this initial court date such as appointing your attorney and setting your bail.
For a long time, Drivers in San Diego and all of California were told that if they wanted to have a trial they would have to post a bond in order to secure their court date. Posting bond meant paying the entire cost of the ticket upfront in order to secure your right to a trial.
Being stopped and arrested for a DUI can be shocking and embarrassing. Most people stopped for a DUI have never been arrested for a crime before and are extremely unfamiliar with the process. What comes after the arrest can be overwhelming.
After being arrested, a person has a short window of time to make the most important decision about their criminal case: who to trust to represent him or her.