A Bucks County DUI Trial or Criminal Trial is the most complex part of any Bucks County DUI or criminal 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. If your case is not jury eligible, you will have a Bucks County bench trial with a Court of Common Pleas 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 case. For example, if a Bucks County Common Pleas Court judge believes that you deserve a harsh sentence, he or she could sentence you to the Bucks County Prison for up to six months for your first DUI offense. For this reason, many Bucks County DUI defendants plead guilty prior to trial.
It takes an experienced Bucks County DUI and criminal defense lawyer like Caterina Saile, Esq. of Saile & Saile, LLP to give you informed insight as to your chances of winning at trial. If you have a good chance of winning your Bucks County DUI case, an experienced Bucks County DUI attorney should fight for you at trial.