If you were arrested for a Fife DUI (in the city of Fife by a Fife Police officer) your case will be filed in the Fife Municipal Court. The filing of your DUI in Fife means that the prosecutor working on your case will be a private attorney who contracts legal services to the City of the Fife. Your Judge will be the City of Fife’s sole elected judge. If you or someone you know has been arrested in this jurisdiction, you need to contact a Fife DUI lawyer as soon as possible.
Individuals arrested for a DUI in Fife are generally held in custody, without bond, until they see the judge on the next court day. At this time, a DUI charge that occurs in Fife will be filed within 24-72 hours of your arrest. Because the arraignment will happen so quickly you must be proactive. Depending on one’s DUI history, there are likely to be strict conditions placed upon your release. To avoid remaining in custody or having a loved one remain in custody, call a Fife DUI attorney immediately. By being prepared you will be much more likely to avoid these strict conditions
Further, your privilege to drive is at risk of administrative suspension through the Department of Licensing. You have 20 days from the date of your DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing. There are also several steps that you can begin working on that will be helpful in the negotiation of your case. By being proactive you and your Fife DUI lawyer will be prepared as early as possible for any issues that may arise.