COVID-19 Impact on a Delaware DUI
Has COVID-19 impacted the court system in Sussex County, Delaware?
It is an unquestionable fact that the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has had an impact on the day to day lives of U.S. citizens. Dealing with DUI charges in a normal year is a lengthy, complicated, and often stressful process to go through. Our clients are usually scared, embarrassed, and want it to go away as quickly as possible. The daily COVID updates and new restrictions put in place, have caused our clients to wonder how will this affect my DUI case?
Anyone with a conviction of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can tell you that the process is lengthy and complicated. You could face expensive fines, classes, and possibly time in jail. The pandemic has added a whole new level of difficulties to the equation.
The Impact of Coronavirus on the Length of my DUI Case?
The length of every DUI case varies, and the process from arrest to resolution differs dramatically with every case. If everything goes smoothly, we can usually get your case resolved in four to seven months. Now that the Courts are instructed to follow the CDC Guidelines, we see the Courts continuing dates. Without the Court dates for your case can not move forward. Since there is no time frame on when the Court system will be back to conducting business as usual, your DUI case is going to take a lot longer than the average of four to seven months.
Contacting a Lawyer is Still Vital
Every DUI case is unique and can potentially carry negative consequences. A local DUI attorney will have the experience and knowledge needed to assess your case and the charges.
Call a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Delaware
There are many defense lawyers in the state of Delaware. The Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay is a law firm that handles various criminal cases, cases related to family law, and Estate Planning. Our lawyers also provide representation for residents of nearby states who have charges in the state of Delaware.
Call (302) 855-9300. You can also contact us online. We can provide free consultations. We also serve persons who live out of state and are arrested in Delaware. See our information on Out of State criminal defense.