How Does Plea Bargaining Work?
In some DUI cases, there are one or more strong defenses available that can get evidence excluded, which could lead to a case dismissal or a not guilty verdict. In other instances, the evidence in your defense may not be so convincing. Here, it may be advantageous for your defense lawyer to negotiate with prosecution for a plea deal.
In a plea bargain, you will plead guilty to a lesser charge. This usually involves lower penalties and certainty about them, and the possibility of avoiding jail time. Oftentimes, our lawyers will negotiate for our clients’ DUI charges to be reduced to reckless driving charges. While still a serious traffic offense, this conviction doesn’t come with mandatory jail time and is far less damaging to your record.