What will happen if I try to plea for my DUI case? 52 Answers as of June 09, 2011

I was recently charged with driving under the influence an I want to take it up in court. I want to know the consequences of trying to challenge the DUI and what I can do to minimize punishments?

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LynchLaw
LynchLaw | Michael Thomas Lynch
The best method to minimize punishment is to hire an attorney. Even if you yourself are a licensed attorney, it would not be wise to represent yourself. Remember, the lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client. Plainly put, you would be out of your league going against the State and the District Attorney. You could actually make the case worse for yourself. Level the playing field. Hire yourself a lawyer.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/9/2011
Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller
Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller | Thomas Mueller
Usually you won't get hurt by doing it yourself. But a good lawyer can give you valuable advice, help you with court procedures and go to trial if necessary. It is worth the investment.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/8/2011
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Current penalties for DUI are attached.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 6/8/2011
Law Office of Tracey S. Sang
Law Office of Tracey S. Sang | Tracey Sang
Assuming this is a first DUI, your first stop will be arraignment court. You will have your first opportunity to settle the case if you want to. Be sure to accept the help of Public Defender if you don't have an attorney. If you don't settle the case that day, your next court date will be a Readiness Conference. The purpose of that court date is to see if the case can be settled. If you don't settle it that day, you either continue the Readiness for any number of reasons, or you confirm the trial date. The case can still settle all the way up to and during trial. If you have a good defense, you will probably be offered a favorable settlement.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/8/2011
Deal & Hooks, LLC
Deal & Hooks, LLC | Shawn P. Hooks
You should consult with an attorney who regularly practices that area of law in your area. Each court is different and every prosecutor is different with how they handle plea bargaining. Some will extend an offer for a limited time, and withdraw the offer should you make any challenges. That is not to say that you should not challenge your DUI as you may have some good legal defenses that would result in the charges either being dismissed or reduced. A trained attorney can spot these issues and advise you on the benefits of challenging the DUI or taking a plea while working at getting the best result for you.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 6/8/2011
    Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
    Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
    You should hire an attorney to negotiate a favorable plea bargain or if you have a defense to try to get it dismissed or if it goes to trial to try for an acquittal. You should not try to represent yourself.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Michael Anthony Wing, P.C.
    Michael Anthony Wing, P.C. | Michael Anthony Wing
    Available defenses depend on the facts. I recommend getting an experienced lawyer. Stay well.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady
    The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady | Kevin O'Grady
    DUI charges can involve serious life altering consequences. Depending on the specific charge, regarding first offense or not, BAC level, etc, and the facts specific to the case, for example whether or not an accident was involved, the approach of the government can be even more severe. In order to minimize your exposure to the multitude of penalties involved, you should hire an experienced attorney quickly.
    Answer Applies to: Hawaii
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
    Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC | Jacob Peter Sartz IV
    You are presumed innocent until proven guilty. You have a right to legal council. If you cannot afford legal council, the court may appoint an attorney for you at the public's expense; however, the policies for court-appointed attorneys vary significantly depending on your particular location, court, type of charge, and other factors. Speaking generally, I would never recommend pleading to anything unless you first consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney regarding your specific circumstances. Preferably, consult with a criminal defense attorney who has an office in the geographical area where your case is pending and who has experience before that particular judge. DUI's, OWI, OUI's, etc., are generally charged as misdemeanors punishable by jail time, probation, license sanctions including license suspension or revocation, vehicle impound, or other sanctions. These offenses may also be charged as felonies as well depending on the particular circumstances. Further, depending on the state where the conviction was entered, a conviction and plea may stay on a person's record for a very long time. Most attorneys will provide a free initial consultation. Effective advocacy could have a big impact in the outcome of your case. It is certainly worth a few phone calls. Possible penalties vary greatly depending on a person's individual circumstances. I would recommend consulting with a local defense attorney prior to pleading guilty to anything, especially with OUI's, DUI's or those types of charges.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    Plea FOR? You mean represent yourself. The consequences of losing at trial: being sentenced to jail. Of course you can fight it. When arrested or charged with any crime, the proper questions are, can any evidence obtained in a search or confession be used against you, and can you be convicted, and what can you do? Raise all possible defenses with whatever admissible and credible witnesses, evidence and facts are available for legal arguments, for evidence suppression or other motions, or at trial. While this isn't a 'capital case', you certainly face potential jail and fines, so handle it right. Effective plea-bargaining, using those defenses, could possibly keep you out of jail, or at least dramatically reduce it. Go to trial if it can't be resolved with motions or a plea bargain. There is no magic wand to wave and make it all disappear. Not exactly a do it yourself project in court for someone who does not know how to effectively represent himself against a professional prosecutor intending to convict and jail you. If you don't know how to do these things effectively, then hire an attorney that does, who will try to get a dismissal, diversion, reduction or other decent outcome through plea bargain, or take it to trial if appropriate. If serious about hiring counsel to help you in this, and if this is in SoCal courts, feel free to contact me. Ill be happy to help use whatever defenses there may be. Keep in mind a little free advice: When you are arrested for DUI, whether alcohol or drugs, then upon release from jail or booking you were given documents that included a notice that you have only ten days to file a request with DMV for a hearing on an appeal of an automatic one-year suspension of your license imposed by DMV. That is separate and runs consecutively with any suspension that may be imposed by the court. Contact DMV and do so, timely, then appear at your scheduled DMV hearing and present any supporting evidence and testimony. If you don't know how to do these things, then hire an attorney that does. If serious about hiring counsel to help you in this, and if this is in SoCal courts, feel free to contact me.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
    You have a right to a trial, to challenge the evidence. You can represent yourself if you wish, but you may make mistakes that could have been avoided if an attorney had been used.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Jonathan T. Sarre
    Law Office of Jonathan T. Sarre | Jonathan T. Sarre
    You can win at trial, that's always a good way to minimize punishment. If you want to fight the case, then you probably have an idea that you have a fighting chance with your case. You should find an attorney who specializes in DUI cases and retain his or her services. If worst comes to worst and you lose at trial, the attorney is also going to be knowledgeable about DUI sentencing as well. He or she will make arguments to the court about the lightest sentence available. This is a very important skill for an attorney to have, since many states have "mandatory minimum" sentences and fines for convicted drunk drivers.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Michael Morgan, l.L.C.
    Law Office of Michael Morgan, l.L.C. | Michael Morgan
    I think DUI cases, especially if a breath test was administered, are very complex cases which is among the reasons most lawyers charge more for a DUI case than any other misdemeanor case. Many lawyers offer a free consultation in their offices and that may be the first thing you want to do before deciding to represent yourself.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Law Office of Andrew Subin
    Law Office of Andrew Subin | Andrew Subin
    This is a big question. You need to speak in person with a good DUI lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Bloom Legal, LLC
    Bloom Legal, LLC | Seth J. Bloom
    You should seriously consider hiring an attorney to defend you against a DUI rather than doing so yourself. There are a number of deadlines which approach very quickly in Louisiana and if you are not very familiar with the law and the proper filing of legal motions you are unlikely to be successful. For example, you only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing to contest the automatic suspension of your driver's license. That being said, the potential penalties for first offense DUI in Louisiana are: -Fines of $300 to $1000 -Jail time of 10 days to 6 months There are a number of potential options for receiving a deferred or suspended sentence and various matters must be taken into consideration to allow for the possibility of expunging your record in the future. All of these are considered by a criminal defense attorney when they take your case on. If you are seeking legal representation in this matter in Louisiana, we invite you to contact our firm at the information on this page for a free case evaluation.
    Answer Applies to: Louisiana
    Replied: 6/8/2011
    Miller & Harrison, LLC
    Miller & Harrison, LLC | David Harrison
    If you wish to defend yourself against the charges - consult a lawyer to get help with that.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Vermeulen Law office P.A.
    Vermeulen Law office P.A. | Cynthia J.Vermeulen
    There are different levels of DUI, so the potential outcome of your case will depend on the details of your case, your previous driving record and the level of your charges. Under Minnesota law, there are 4 degrees of DUI/DWI, which vary from misdemeanor to felony level. The consequences are dramatically different depending on the degree of charge. Therefore, it is extremely important for you to consult with an experienced DUI attorney in your area as soon as possible. There will also be driving privileges issues you need to discuss with the attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    Hire an attorney to look at the case and advise you.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Theodore W. Robinson, P.C.
    Theodore W. Robinson, P.C. | Theodore W. Robinson
    The best thing to do is hire an attorney who is familiar with DWI's and have him/her represent you effectively. The fines and fees charges vary too widely to give you a better idea. Also, I don't know where your case is pending and that makes a difference too. Speak to a defense attorney. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
    Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
    You will need an experienced certified criminal law specialist to analyze the case for you. The attorney can also attempt to secure the best deal for you if there is no good defense. Other than that expense there is no downside to "challenging" the charge.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Dearbonn Law Offices
    Dearbonn Law Offices | Ajibola Oluyemisi Oladapo
    If you plead not guilty,then you have the burden of proving your case beyond a reasonable doubt. You may also enter into a plea bargain with prosecutor for your charges to be reduced to reckless or negligent driving instead, however, this depends on the facts and circumstances of your case. Finally, you may plead guilty. Your plea of guilty must not be influenced by prosecution and must be clear and unequivocal. The judge will ensure you understand the consequences of a guilty plea.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Michael Moody
    Law Office of Michael Moody | Michael Moody
    Hire an attorney to find out what are your options. Going to court without an attorney makes the accused appear as if the accused is not taking it seriously. It tends to really anger the judge.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    A very simple answer to your question: Hire an attorney to represent you! You do not know how serious the consequences are of a conviction for this offense, including possible jail time. An experienced DUI attorney knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system, and can steer you toward the best possible disposition of your matter. If you would like to confer with me about this matter, call me.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    You should retain an experienced criminal attorney to handle the DWI. Almost all of the first offense cases with a breath test under .13 will plead to the violation and be fined $350 and receive a 90 day suspension. Your insurance may increase dramatically. If you are under 21 you will lose your license for a year. If it is a high test or an aggravated DWI you will go to trial and be convicted of a DWI and have your license revoked for 6 months or a year. You will have a criminal conviction forever and pay a lot in car insurance for the next few years. Feel free to call for a consultation anytime.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Richard Williams
    Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
    You have a right to challenge an arrest on a DUI and to ask for a trial. The punishment range for a first time DUI in Alabama is up to one year, a fine of not less than $600.00 nor more than $2,100, in addition completion of the DUI school and victim's impact panel are required.The risk of trying a DUI case is that all of the facts are then placed before the Court which may or may not be beneficial to your case. The court may alter the range of punishment depending on the facts of the case, as well as prior history.As to self-representation, the old saying is that anyone who represents themself at trial has a fool for an attorney as well as a fool for a client.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Offices of Scott G. Hilderman
    Law Offices of Scott G. Hilderman | Scott G. Hilderman
    You will need to discuss your case with the prosecutor, assuming you do not have a lawyer. If you have a lawyer the prosecutor will not be allowed to speak to you. See what agreement you can reach on your charges for a plea agreement you submit to the court. If you agree, then you can change your plea to guilty and submit your agreement to the judge. Usually , the agreement is not binding on the judge. That means the judge does not have to follow the agreement and can sentence you however he sees fit.
    Answer Applies to: Montana
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Beaulier Law Office
    Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
    Devising a defense for your case depends on the particular facts and would require a full review of the evidence. That is the reason you should hire legal counsel. There is, first of all, the criminal case. In Minnesota, even a first offense is, at a minimum, a misdemeanor. This is still serious and carries with it maximum criminal penalties of up to 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine. If convicted any subsequent DWI offense would be much more serious and with four offenses in ten years, you can be charged with a felony. As a result, as strong defense on the first alleged incident can be critical to your future. Different Judges give different sentences. Accordingly, understanding your Judge and knowing how to change Judge's can be an important part of the process. There is also a civil case that results in the revocation of your driver's license. On a first offense over your lifetime, you may be revoked for 30 to 90 days. This is a separate case even though the challenges are largely the same. In order to challenge your license revocation, you must seek a judicial review by filing a petition within 30 days of the offense. Do not forget this critical time period. All too often people with strong defenses come to me too late to challenge the license revocation. The end result goes well beyond simply having your license revoked. A failure to challenge results in an Implied Consent violation on your record which can also affect employment and may be used to enhance any subsequent DWI offense. There are many challenges to a DWI. Officers must follow very specific steps as part of the arrest. If any one step is missing, the case may be dismissed.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    Representing yourself, especially on a DUI, is not advisable. Criminal proceedings are too difficult and the system is too complex to do it by yourself. You need someone trained and experienced to navigate you through it. Only an experienced DUI attorney is going to be able to review police report and lab results for errors that could get your charges dismissed or reduced. You can represent yourself, but it's not recommended. A good DUI attorney will more than pay for his services in what he can save you in terms of fines, costs, vehicle immobilization/forfeiture, license points, higher insurance premiums, and possible jail time.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law
    Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law | Thomas J. Tomko
    Thank you for your inquiry Your question leads to my recommendation that you hire an attorney to represent you. Only then can you get an analysis of the facts in your case and some direction on whether a plea can be negotiated or whether you have a good chance at trial. When it comes to a DUI, there is a great deal of case law where persons have fought the charges. Whether or not these help in your case cannot be determined without knowing more about the facts in your case. When it comes to minimizing the penalties, it is likely that the Court you are in will apply general penalties equally to all cases which are similar. In more serious cases, more serious penalties will apply. In less serious cases, I have found that persons who show that they take the issue of DUI more seriously will be treated more leniently. Say, for example, if you attended AA classes through when your case went before the Judge for sentencing, this would differentiate you from the average case by showing that you addresses any perceived problems you may have with use or abuse of alcohol. In some courts, this is rewarded with a more lenient sentence. You need to consult with an attorney who knows your court and judge to see whether this is true in your case. Once again, there is a great benefit of having an attorney represent you in this case. I hope that this was helpful.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Ron Graham Attorney at Law
    Ron Graham Attorney at Law | Ron Graham
    First question is your first OVI? Did you take the test and what was your reading? Those are just some of the questions would need to see the police report to see if you have a good defense.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    West law Office
    West law Office | Russell West
    Everyone has the right to go to trial and have a jury decide whether you are innocent or guilty of what you've been charged with. Without knowing the details of your case I cannot say whether I think you have a good defense. If you do go to trial you generally will lose any chance of negotiating a plea deal. If this is your first DUI then you probably have a good change to plead guilty to a reduced charge and avoid going to trial. I would recommend hiring an attorney to represent you as they can speak with the prosecutor to see what type of a deal can be made.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    The Law Offices of Dustan Neyland
    The Law Offices of Dustan Neyland | Dustan Neyland
    The best advice would be to speak to an attorney in your area. Every jurisdiction has their own policies on how intoxication offenses are handled. Punishment can range from informal probation to jail time.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Law Offices of Phil Hache
    Law Offices of Phil Hache | Phil Hache
    First, I would recommend consulting with an experienced DUI attorney in more detail about your case. Is this a first offense? Feel free to contact me through my website. A lot will depend on which court you are in, but in short, an experienced attorney can bring challenges to the evidence in question, and may be able to get the DUI charges dismissed or reduced prior to trial, mitigate the damages, or potentially win the case at trial if it goes that far.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Rankin Johnson IV, LLC
    Law Office of Rankin Johnson IV, LLC | Rankin Johnson IV
    Talk to a lawyer. If this is your first offense, you probably qualify for diversion, which will get you a dismissal if you complete treatment. Otherwise, sentences for DUII tend not to vary very much, and you minimize the punishment by willing at trial. Don't plead guilty without a lawyer's advice.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    What you can do is hire a good DUI specialist, who can explore options other than pleading guilty. This includes a reduction, dismissal, or acquittal of the charge(s), and the saving of your driver's license.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Office of Maureen Furlong Baldwin
    Law Office of Maureen Furlong Baldwin | Maureen Furlong Baldwin
    This really depends on the facts of your case. It is not a generic question
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law
    Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law | Jules Fiani
    If you want to minimize your punishments for your DUI then you need to hire an attorney. One who represents themselves has a fool for a client. Visit my website for more information on successful local attorney in this area of the law for over 30 years.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Mercado & Hartung
    Mercado & Hartung | Stephanie Hartung
    In order to contest the DUI on your own you would need to have knowledge about the law, applicable defenses and appropriate legal procedures. You may have a valid defense/s to the charge, however, it might be difficult to present your case yourself as you likely don't have the requisite legal knowledge to present a proper defense. At a minimum you should at least consult a DUI offense to get his/her take on your case.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Goolsby Law Office
    Goolsby Law Office | Richard Goolsby
    The best advice I can give you is to hire a good criminal defense attorney in your community to help you. Good luck!
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Law Offices of Matthew Murillo
    Law Offices of Matthew Murillo | Matthew Murillo
    Depending on where the offense occurred, there are no consequences for trying to fight a DUI charge. As a matter of fact, DUI charges are very serious and should be investigated thoroughly before entering a guilty plea in court. Your best opportunity to try to beat the charges is to hire a defense attorney to do the investigation for you. As I said, DUIs are complicated and it is not recommended that you try to do it by yourself.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/7/2011
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    The simple answer is get an attorney. Attorneys have got training and experience to look over a case and the evidence and argue for an acquittal or to try to reduce the charges or punishment. The answer to the question that you ask depends on many factors. The witnesses to the crime, what the evidence is, what your past criminal history is (If any) and so on and so on. These questions are very fact specific and the answer could change depending on the facts.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC | Timothy J. Klisz
    The consequences could be jail and the nest way to minimize sentencing is to hire a good local criminal defense attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Fitzpatrick, Mariano, & Santos, PC
    Fitzpatrick, Mariano, & Santos, PC | Raymond J. Savoy
    You can face jail time, license suspension, alcohol education classes and alcohol monitoring devices on your vehicle. The courts treat dwi seriously and I recommend hiring an attorney if you wish to go to trial.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    San Diego DUI Law Center
    San Diego DUI Law Center | Rick Mueller
    Same Answer to both questions: That depends. As you may suspect, it is impossible, unreasonable and unrealistic to honestly predict an outcome unless and until a number of fundamental things occur: a) we review and analyze all of the State's evidence including but not limited to the arrest report, the BAC test record (not just the result; the result may be high but the record may be legally inadmissible), any PAS test results, and all other documents; b) I conclude my investigation including responding to the evidence once we receive copies; and c) I meet with the prosecutor to request dropping charges. Anyone who can predict an outcome before that is not being forthright with you, as you can imagine. The State also precludes one to predict an outcome, as it is legally unethical to do so. Things can change once you are inside a hearing or in a courtroom. I have had losers but then once I get in them, I make things happen - e.g. by eliciting testimony through vigorous cross-examination designed to show a Title 17 violation, a failure to follow police procedure, etc. Obviously, our objectives are: a) obtain a set aside order of a suspension action (vs. worst case scenario: lose license for 4 - 12 or 24 months) and/or a back-up option may be a restricted license after a 30 day suspension (if no prior DUI or APS suspension). b) win the court case/get the charges dismissed (vs. get convicted and receive severe penalties). In b) there are many in betweens and many different possible results and outcomes. The maximum sentence under the law is 6 - 12 months jail. Obviously, jail is not realistic nor likely for a first time offender; in fact, any jail for a first offender is utterly unacceptable and I would fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court (before whom I am licensed) to avoid same. I am not Las Vegas. I do not predict nor do I set probabilities. I am a fighting realist. All you do when you hire a DUI Specialist is to retain someone who will: a) Be prepared at all times; b) Look under every stone; c) Try to keep you driving and out of jail; and d) Protect your legal rights. Beyond that, any attorney who tells you what their strategy is at this moment should not be believed. I can make no guarantees and cannot tell you what our best strategy or tactic is at this early stage. Our best strategy - and hence, our likelihood of prevailing - is a direct function of the evidence, our investigation and evidence and what can be done at the actual hearings (which is, in turn, a function of which prosecutor is assigned your case, which judge hears the case, etc.) This is based on my honest opinion and reasonable experience of over 28 years. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.Sherlock Holmes I hope this helps with your decision. I know it is difficult but one must first hire a very good attorney to do the hard work before experiencing the fruits of that vigorous representation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Law Office of Andrew Roberts
    Law Office of Andrew Roberts | Andrew Stephen Roberts
    You simply cannot do this without the help of an attorney. Call me with any questions.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Frances R. Johnson
    Frances R. Johnson | Frances R. Johnson
    Without knowing the facts of what occurred, your prior history, etc., there is no way I can provide an accurate response. You should consult an attorney who can help you determine if you should have a trial, or if you would like to try to negotiate a plea.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 6/6/2011
    Eric M. Mark, Attorney at Law
    Eric M. Mark, Attorney at Law | Eric Mark
    You need to consult with a DWI attorney in your state to provide more information about the facts of the stop and arrest.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 6/6/2011
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