What Is A Pretrial?: Suhre & Associates


Written by Rob Healey on November 9, 2011 in Court Process, Plea Negotiaions

If you hire a lawyer for your DUI or OVI in Dayton, Ohio, you will have a pretrial.  A pretrial is your lawyers first chance to have a meaningful meeting with the prosecutor and sometimes the judge about an OVI.

This is informal.  There are sometimes officers present, but they will not be called to give any testimony on the record.

Your OVI lawyer in Dayton will likely be looking at most of the evidence about your DUI for the first time.  This means that he will not likely have any real facts about the allegation to discuss with you before then.

It is very helpful and often mandatory that the person charged with a DUI or OVI in Dayton be present in court for the pretrial.  The main reason for this is that your case might resolve itself.

There is no chance to complete the case if you are offered a plea bargain if you are not present.  I recommend that all my OVI client’s in Dayton be in court for every appearance for this reason.

Your DUI or OVI lawyer in Dayton Ohio will explain his evaluation of the evidence presented.  He will also discuss with you any plea offers from the prosecutor.

Remember that a plea to reckless driving or physical control are only as good as the merits of the state’s ability to convict you of DUI or OVI in Dayton Ohio.  If they are not able to prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt a plea to anything is a bad idea.

Call the OVI attorney’s at Suhre & Associates if you have been arrested for a DUI or OVI in the Dayton area – including: Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Darke, Clark, Clinton, Allen, Ross, or Champaign counties; or, in the following cities: Riverside, Oh., Kettering, Oh., West Carrollton, Oh., Huber Heights, Oh., Trotwood, Oh., Beavercreek, Oh., Vandalia, Oh., Centerville, Oh., Miamisburg, Oh., Englewood, Oh., Fairborn, Oh., Clayton, Oh., Tipp City, Oh., Springboro, Oh., Xenia, Oh. – Call one of our qualified OVI lawyers at 937-531-0435.

We are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.  Because now is the perfect time to put a team that includes a FORMER POLICE OFFICER and a FORMER PROSECUTOR to work… for you!

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