What happens when police officers let you walk home from a DUI in Nebraska? 2 Answers as of January 18, 2011

What's the word called when you are cited with a DUI, but the officer lets you park your car and walk home without having to go to detox or a prison cell?

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Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
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Depending on the agency that charged you they may not have to arrest you and can allow you to leave without posting bond or being arrested. The majority of arrests in Douglas County don't require the party to be arrested and bond out or go to detox.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 1/18/2011
The Law Office of Eric R. Chandler, P.C., L.L.O.
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Nothing special. You are still going to be charged with DUI, the officer was just nice enough to cite you rather than arrest you. You should have a first court appearance date written on the bottom left-hand corner of your citation. That is your arraignment date. Arraignment is when the judge reads you your rights and you enter your first plea (i.e. guilty, not guilty, no contest). If you enter a not guilty plea, your case will be set for trial. You should contact a lawyer before going to court. Also, you only have ten days from your citation date to send in your request for an ALR Hearing to the DMV.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 1/16/2011
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