If you've been arrested and convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), you may feel that you have no options. Our justice system, however, allows all those convicted of a crime to appeal the ruling and/or the sentence, and a DUI conviction is no different. Read on for a quick primer on how the DUI appeals process works so that you can act with confidence after your conviction.
What Is an Appeal?
Following a DUI arrest, your attorney will talk to you about the evidence that the prosecution has against you. If the evidence is weak, your attorney will work with you to build a defense that will hopefully result in the charges being dismissed — thus allowing you to put this difficult situation behind you. However, your attorney may also let you know that the prosecution has a strong case, meaning that a dismissal isn't apt to happen.
The average person does not want to think that they could ever be accused of a sex crime, yet many people find themselves accused of these crimes each year. Some of them may even get the shocking experience of a wrongful conviction. If you are accused of sex crimes, it is important to realize the seriousness of the accusations. You also need to know the potential repercussions of a conviction or guilty plea.