Taunton DUI Attorneys
The Taunton District Court is located at 40 Broadway, in Taunton, MA. This court is where all cases that originate out of Taunton, Berkley, Dighton, Easton, Raynham, Rehoboth, and Seekonk are handled. All cases in the Taunton District Court are prosecuted by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. The Taunton District Court is a mid-sized courthouse with four to five courtrooms open a day, it handles cases for arraignment, pre-trial, motions, and jury trials.
Attorneys James G. DeGiacomo and Sergey Mikhlin have handled many different types of cases out of the Taunton District Court. For more information, see below.
Bench Trial or Jury Trial
If you have been charged with a DUI or OUI, it is important to have a clear understanding of whether it makes sense to have a jury trial or a bench trial. A jury trial is when six people from the community will decide if you are guilty or not guilty, while a bench trial is when a single judge will make that decision.
The common thought process is that if the “theme of the case” is a question of fact – such as “do the field sobriety tests indicate impairment?” – then you should have a jury trial. However, if the “theme” is a question of law – such as “does the road qualify as a public way?” – then you should have a bench trial.
However, a lot more goes into the decision process. One of the most important factors to consider is who the judge will be. Some judges are good for bench trials, others are not. Because of this, you need an experienced Taunton DUI attorney by your side to make sure that you know all the important pieces of the puzzle.
DeGiacomo & Mikhlin, P.C.
James G. DeGiacomo and Sergey Mikhlin are experienced Taunton DUI Attorneys, who have successfully defended many clients in the Taunton District Court. If you were arrested for DUI or OUI in the Taunton area, call DeGiacomo & Mikhlin, P.C. right away. They are available 24/7 at (617) 941-3666 for free consultations.