If a plea deal cannot be reached, the case will go to trial. There are three different types of trials in New York for a DWI case. First, is a felony trial that has 12 jurors and is only done in felony cases. Next, there is a 6 juror DWI trial for misdemeanors. Lastly, there are what are called "bench trials" which a judge hears all of the evidence and makes a finding a guilty or not guilty.

New York law also allows the defendant to not have his case heard by a jury and have the judge hear the facts of the case. This is called waiving a jury. Whether this is right in your case depends on the facts of your case and should only be done after serious consultation with a qualified DWI lawyer.

Most DWI trials last only a few days. The issue in most of these cases is whether the defendant was intoxicated or not. Often an expert witness may need to be hired in order to defend a case properly. If you are facing a DWI trial in Brookly, contact The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, Esq. at 917-519-8417 and let us protect your rights.