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What to expect after an arrest

Once an arrest has been undertaken, you'll be lead to jail for processing and you may have to remain for a while if you cannot post bail at your arraignment (approximately 10% of your total bail amount will be needed to secure your release. You may or may not need to enter a plea at your arraignment. Next, learn about the types of charges you may face.

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Take comfort in having a skilled criminal defense attorney

You need a high-quality criminal defense attorney the moment your interaction with the police transitions into an arrest. The sooner you choose an attorney from Eggert & Associates LLC, the better off you'll be! That way, from the moment you're arrested through to your arraignment and court dates, you'll have a competent attorney with 20 years' experience on your side!

Eggert & Associates LLC has 20 years' experience as criminal defense attorneys! Our team will dedicate tremendous effort to your particular case!

Experienced criminal defense for:

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  • DUI / DWI / DUII

  • Driving with suspended or revoked license

  • Theft and identity theft

  • Assault and domestic violence

  • Sex abuse; child neglect

  • Drug possession, manufacture and sale

  • Disorderly conduct, serious assault

Understand the difference between felony and misdemeanor crime

There are two different types of crime you can be charged with: felonies and misdemeanors. Misdemeanors generally involve less serious crime, punishable by not more than 1 year in jail and relatively low fines. Felonies, on the other hand, involve serious crimes which are punishable by more than a year of imprisonment and fines reaching into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

If you've been charged with a felony, your next court date is a preliminary hearing. Here, the District Attorney will present evidence, including testimony, to convince a judge that more than likely the accused (you, the defendant) committed the crime. If there is insufficient evidence, the charges may be dropped, but the preliminary hearing is rarely held, as the District Attorney will usually present the case to a Grand Jury instead (Grand Juries are private and allow DAs significant latitude, making this the prosecutions preferred route.


After the evidence is presented and a grand jury decides to proceed, you'll be arraigned again, this time on indictment as returned by the Grand Jury. This is where it becomes vital to have a skilled, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to represent you!

Find legal help specific to DUI, DWI, and DUII cases

Don't let a DUI case ruin your life for a year! Enlist the attorneys at Eggert & Associates LLC to plan your DUI defense! Many DUII cases are successfully defended for a variety of reasons and depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to avoid the penalties associated with DUI. Whether it's contesting your DMV licensed suspension or planning a DUII defense for a court hearing, Attorney Eggert and staff are ready to represent your rights!


There are any number of reasons a DUII charge might be dismissed: technical requirements may not have been met, the facts may not have supported an arrest, roadside testing may have been inaccurate or perhaps breath and blood test protocols were not properly followed. Eggert & Associates LLC knows how to push back against the State's assumption and ensure that you're well represented during your DUI hearings and arraignments.