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Arraignment on a DWI Charge in Collin County

Once you have been arrested for DWI in Collin County, there is a standard process that follows. First you will be booked at the police station, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed into custody in a temporary holding cell. If you are required to post bond, the amount can vary widely, based upon the perception of whether you are believed to be a flight risk. The arraignment is the appearance in front of a judge in which you are formally charged. The arraignment is the first court appearance, and could include the subject of raising or lowering bail. It is recommended you have an experienced DWI lawyer in Collin County at this phase to ensure you don't inadvertently make an error, or plead guilty when you could have had your case dismissed, and face unnecessary DWI penalties.

What happens at an arraignment?

At your arraignment, you will stand before a judge, and he or she will read allowed the formal charges against you. This is where you will be expected to plead guilty or not guilty. Depending upon the facts of your case, the judge may make adjustments to your bond amount. It is also possible that a decision to release you on your own recognizance could be allowed.

In many cases, a person who has been charged with DWI may just want to get the process over as soon as possible, and will choose to plead guilty to the charges. It is advised that before you make a decision of this significance, connect with a DWI attorney first, as you may have options that could help you avoid penalties or even get your case dismissed. At my firm, the Law Office of Troy P. Burleson, I am prepared to review your case for errors and flaws in police procedure, testing and rights violations. Depending upon the facts, a defense could include challenging DWI evidence at trial. There are many cases that can be successfully defended. Do not put your future in jeopardy. Contact me today.

  • Recognition

    For Skill & Commitment

    I have been given the honor of inclusion on the list of Texas' Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star

    About Troy P. Burleson [+]
  • Guidance

    From a Knowledgeable Attorney

    The smallest mistake could dramatically and adversely affect the direction of your case.

    Top 10 DWI Mistakes [+]
  • Real Results

    That Changed Lives

    I have consistently won over 70% of the cases I represent. Read about my victories!

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  • Contact Us

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