Will I Have to go to Court for My DWI Arrest?
Yes, you will have to go to court. And, depending on which court you Collin county DWI cases is assigned, you may have to go to court multiple times.
How many times do I have to go to court?
You have to be at your first appearance and at your plea date or trial date at a minimum. However, some courts in Collin County REQUIRE you and your attorney to check in with the court every 20 to 30 days.
How long will it take for my DWI case to go to court?
Typically, you will have a first appearance within 30 to 40 days from the day you are arrested. If the state took a blood sample from you when your were arrested for DWI, then your first appearance will not occur until the state has the blood results back from the DPS lab. This may take 60 to 90 days.
Keep in mind. The state has up to 2 YEARS to file the case. This rarely happens but some cases take longer than others.
How long will my DWI case last?
Typically, my clients make a decision to plea their case or set if for trial within 2 months of the first appearance. If my client enters a plea of guilty, then the case typically lasts 2 to 4 months from the date of arrest.
If my client opts for a trial, then it typically takes 6 months to year before the case is completed. Keep in mind, some courts take longer to complete a case than others. In addition, some clients what their case over with quicker than other cleints. I do the best I can to complete my client’s case as efficiently as possible.