Should I plead guilty to a DUI at arraignment if no BAC evidence and I know it will be extreme? 8 Answers as of October 25, 2013

No blood at arraignment so Im charged with just DUI. If the prosecutor lets me why wouldn't I plead to that charge if I know the results will be extreme when they do come back.

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Because you will lose all bargaining power. Unless they can charge you with a higher crime, it is not a good policy to plead guilty right away. Usually something can be worked out to a lesser charge or sentence.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/25/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Plead IF you want. Do not plead IF you do not want. PERIOD.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 10/25/2013
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Doubt the prosecution will allow you to plead at arraignment. Best to get a lawyer to help, due to the many ways these types of charges get dismissed.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 10/24/2013
Hudson Bair | Hudson Bair
If you are a DUI lawyer or physician and can calculate your blood alcohol concentration accurately, and know that there are no possible defenses, no constitutional violations then maybe you should consider this written by Mark Twain, "a lawyer who represents himself, has a fool for a client." It seems to me that you should discuss your case with a DUI defense attorney before deciding to plead your self guilty.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/24/2013
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
That would be totally idiotic. You need to hire a DUI specialist before you do something you will regret.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/24/2013
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    Consult with an attorney first who can review the facts of your case in detail.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 10/23/2013
    Attorney at Law
    Attorney at Law | Michael J. Kennedy
    You should NEVER plead guilty to DUI at arraignment virtually all DUIs are fightable, if you have a competent DUI attorney. And that means competent DUI attorney; it does not mean merely a criminal lawyer, nor a friend who does probate and family law it means one who specializes in DUIs.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/23/2013
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    Always plead not guilty at an arraignment.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 10/23/2013
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