A Bucks County DUI trial is the most complex part of any Bucks County DUI-drunk driving case. As with any trial in any case, there are no guaranteed results. This is also true with a DUI trial in Pennsylvania.
In Pennsylvania, you are only entitled to a jury trial in certain DUI cases; otherwise you will have a Bucks County bench DUI trial with a judge. If you have the option, and depending on the facts of your DUI case, you may want to present your Bucks County DUI case to a jury or a judge.
Unfortunately, Pennsylvania DUI law permits each Bucks County Common Pleas Court judge wide discretion in sentencing if you lose your Bucks County DUI-drunk driving case. For example, if a Bucks County Common Pleas Court judge believes that you deserve a harsh sentence, he or she can sentence you to the Bucks County Prison for six months for your first DUI offense. This is why many Bucks County DUI-drunk driving defendants plead guilty.
It takes an experienced Bucks County DUI lawyer such as Michael L. Saile, Jr., Esq. of Saile & Saile LLP to give you informed insight as to your chances of winning at trial. If you have a decent chance of winning your Bucks County DUI case, an experienced Bucks County DUI attorney will fight for you at trial.