20 Questions: Arrested for DWI in Texas. Will I have to appear in Court?

20 Questions: Arrested for DWI in Texas is the first book in the 20 Questions series by Peter M. Lopez. It is currently available to read in ebook form below and for download as a pdf. A paperback version is scheduled to be released this summer.

Each question answered in 20 Questions: Arrested for DWI in Texas is also answered individually for your convenience here on our website if you are searching for answers to specific questions.

As you read, you may discover you have other questions. If so, links to the answers to the other nineteen questions in the book are provided below.

This is the 14th question answered in the book.

14. Will I have to appear in Court?

Probably. Unless your case is never formally filed or dismissed before your court date, you will probably have to appear at least once. Most courts will accept a representation letter and waiver of arraignment which will serve as your appearance for the arraignment, but you will likely be required to attend pretrial hearings, docket calls or status hearings, plea hearings, and trials. If you live out of state, you will nevertheless be required to appear as ordered. 

Every court operates a little differently and has different local rules, but an experienced criminal defense attorney will know the procedures and preferences of the local criminal courts and will keep you well informed.

If you have other questions about a DWI arrest in Texas, here are the answers to the other nineteen most frequently questions when arrested for driving while intoxicated:

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with driving while intoxicated in Texas, call our firm today, and please enjoy 20 Questions: Arrested for DWI in Texas.