If you are not able to resolve the DUI case to your satisfaction with the
prosecutor, your case will need to be set for trial. There are two types of trials.
You can have a jury trial or a bench trial. A bench trial is a trial before the judge.
The judge will sit and listen to the facts a deliver a verdict.
In numerous circumstances, you and your attorney may decide conduct a jury trial. A
jury trial is a trial in which individuals from the county are called to listen to all
the facts and render the verdict. The jurors are asked numerous questions regarding
their qualifications to sit as a juror.
Both the state and the defense can excuse various jurors with a preemptory challenge.
There is a limit to how many preemptory challenges each side has and is governed by your
states rules. Jury trials can be very complex and require lengthy preparation for your
local DUI attorney.
The burden of proof on the state is the same as in a bench trial, beyond a reasonable doubt.
Jury trials are typically longer in duration than a bench trial
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