Carver OUI Attorney
If you or a loved one was arrested for an OUI in Carver, Massachusetts, your case will be heard in the Wareham District Court.
Located at 2200 Cranberry Highway, West Wareham, Massachusetts, Wareham District Court is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. It is slightly different because it is set up like an amphitheater, where the jury and the public are seated higher than the floor where the attorneys present the case.
Attorneys with DelSignore Law frequent this court and know the residing judges and jury pool very well. There are two judges who run the court, but sometimes only one judge will be running the court schedule.The Process of Your Case at Wareham District Court
Arraignment > Pretrial Hearing > Motion Hearing > Trial
When you are released after your initial arrest made by the Carver Police Department, you will be given an arraignment date. This is a court hearing at Wareham District Court where you will appear before a judge who will ask for your plea, guilty or not guilty. It will also be decided if you will be released on bail.
People charged with their first offense OUI often do not have to pay bail and are simply released on the promise that they return to court for the following proceedings. After your second time it is likely a bail will be posted for you to pay, but on your third offense they may keep you for the duration of your case and not post bail.
The pretrial hearing is where both sides (defense and prosecution) provide all documents that they hold regarding the case. These documents often include medical records and police reports, however it is encouraged by attorneys at DelSignore Law to try to obtain the police report as soon as you can following the release from the Carver Police Station.
Motion hearings are often used as conductors for preserving evidence or omitting evidence from the case. For example, if a police department has video footage of your arrest, they may only keep record of that video for 30 days before it is erased. A motion hearing requires the police department to preserve that evidence.
Trials are the conclusion of your case. The decision to have your case be heard before a jury or a judge should not be made without the input of an experienced lawyer.Alternatives to Bringing Your Case to Trial
Although attorneys at DelSignore Law are experienced trial lawyers who are unafraid to defend you and your case, there are alternatives to a regular trial.
Guilty Plea – this resolution is often used for those who may be looking to get their drivers license back ASAP or need a quick closure to their case.
Continuance Without Finding (CWOF) – this resolution to your case may seem similar to a dismissal of your case, but in fact is closer to pleading guilty and is often offered by the prosecution on your first OUI charge. The similarities can be seen below:
Dismissal/ Not Guilty
- Denial of charges
- No record
- Case dismissed after verdict
- Admission to charges
- Criminal record
- Case dismissed after sentence served
- Admission to charges
- No criminal record if completion of probation
- Case dismissed after probationary period
Call or text Attorney DelSignore directly for a free consultation about your case at (781) 686-5924. It is never too early or late to call us; we are here to help you.
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