The Dui/Dwi case in New York is not only very stern but also very expensive and stressful, humiliating and disturbing. With DUI cases, time is true money.
It is very much important to know your rights and take right legal actions in this case particularly. Whatever the case may be after you are arrested for DUI, the first thing you need to do is hire an experienced lawyer who judge the seriousness of the situation and take necessary action at that point.
You will have to appear before a judge for your arraignment. Arraignment is an appearance in court where you are charged with a crime and asked to answer the charge by pleading. ( guilty or non-guilty).
Court will appoint a lawyer and amount of bail is set for you. Having an attorney represent you at arraignment is normally unnecessary.
At this point, you are just pleading that you are not guilty. You can change your plea at later stage too. After this, you can demand for jury trial. If you’re charged with having prior under-the-influence convictions, you should deny these convictions so that you or your attorney can challenge their validity later.