For a lot of people facing Indiana DUI charges, this is a new situation. They haven’t been arrested before, and they don’t know what to expect. Here’s a brief overview of what a DUI defendant can expect.

Where It Starts

It all begins with the night (or day) you get pulled over and arrested for a DUI. At that point, you’ll likely be taken into custody, and the state of Indiana will decide whether to charge you, and if so, what charges to file.

Once the charges are filed, an initial hearing will be scheduled. Depending on the county you’re in, this could happen the very next morning or be set out a few weeks. If you hire an experienced Indiana DUI attorney early on in your misdemeanor case, it might be possible to have the initial hearing waived.

Click here to read on about the timeline of an Indiana DUI case.