Question: My DUI in Metro court was not filed. Does this mean they will not file charges for the DUI?

Answer: Unfortunately, that is a regular occurrence. Generally they will send a letter to inform you of the new arraignment date. But if they don’t, and you or your privately retained lawyer does not show up to the hearing the court will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. It is important that you or your attorney check the status with the court regularly. I would check once a week.


Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
Office in Sherman Oaks