Pleading Guilty to DUI

In your arraignment, you will have to choose to plead either guilty, not guilty, or no contest. Many people jump at the chance of pleading guilty in exchange for a reduced charge. Many lawyers will push pleading guilty as your best option so they can make money without having to go to trial. However, pleading guilty has many consequences that may make it worse than going to trial. Do not plead guilty unless it is your only option. Ask for a second option and educated yourself before committing to such a serious decision.
 
If you or someone you know has is thinking about pleading guilty to a DUI, then contact a local DUI lawyer today.
 

When to Plead Guilty

 
In most cases you will want to plead not guilty. However, your lawyer may be able to reach a compromise. You will plead guilty and the charge against you is either reduced to a less serious charge such as reckless driving or eliminated altogether. It also helps you to avoid additional charges that you may have faced had you gone to trial.
 

When Not to Plead Guilty

 
Many times, lawyers will attempt to have you plead guilty assuring you that it is the best deal you will get. However, you can plead guilty without paying a lawyer. There are circumstance where trial would be preferable, as you might be able to have the charges against you dropped altogether if you can prove there was no probable cause. Don’t let your lawyer take your money without working for it. Talk it over, push the subject, ask for a second opinion if you must. Make sure it is the best option for you before you do it.
 

Pleading Guilty to a Felony

 
Pleading guilty to a felony is a mistake. There are many severe consequences, such as:
 
  • No longer being able to vote 
  • Unable to own or possess fire arms
  • Finding a job may be more difficult if not impossible
  • You will be ineligible for government benefits
 

Pleading Guilty to a Misdemeanor

 
It is recommended that you do not plead guilty unless there is absolutely no preferable alternative. Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, there are still repercussions for pleading guilty to one. Some undesirable effects of pleading guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge are:
 
  • High car insurance rates
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Fines
  • Prison sentence
 

Get Legal Help

 
Pleading guilty to a DUI can have both positives and negatives. Each case is different and so it is important to get the opinion of a professional. Contact a DUI lawyer in your area today and ask for a free case evaluation. There are severe consequences for pleading guilty. Do not be afraid to ask for a second opinion if your lawyer is insisting that you plead guilty.

Hot Topics, Guides and Legal Information Related to DUI, DWI, OUI


Examples of DUI Penalties

Penalties for driving while under the influence of alcohol or other judgement and/or motor skill impairing...

Read More..
BAC Levels and DUI

Blood alcohol content, or concentration, tests are the primary method police officers and law enforcement officials...

Read More..
Types of DUI Offenses

Driving under the influence of alcohol puts not only the person driving but other drivers and pedestrians...

Read More..
What is DUI Entrapment?

Every year millions of people are pulled over for driving erratically, impaired, or while under the influence of...

Read More..
Field Sobriety and Chemical Tests

When a person is suspected by a police officer of driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated, he or she will be...

Read More..
What to Expect After a DUI Arrest?

Every day people make mistakes. Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances that may impair driving skills...

Read More..
Getting Stopped for a DUI

Driving after you have consumed alcohol can create potential stressful issues because you could get into a serious legal issue...

Read More..
Felony DUI

In the Unites States, driving is a privilege. A driver's license is an agreement between the driver and the state government...

Read More..
Per Se Laws Defined

Per se laws pertaining to driving while under the influence of alcohol establish the precedent that if an individual's blood...

Read More..
DUI Arraignments

If you have been arrested due to a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge...

Read More..
Pleading Guilty to DUI

In your arraignment, you will have to choose to plead either guilty, not guilty, or no contest. Many people jump...

Read More..
DUI and Insurance Rates

If you have been convicted of a DUI, then there is a good chance that your insurance rates will be affected...

Read More..
Aggravated DUI

DUI charges are a very serious violation of traffic laws. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or substances that...

Read More..
DUI Probation Violation

After a person has been convicted for DUI, it is up to the discretion of the judge whether the individual will face...

Read More..
Underage Drinking and DUI

Many automobile accidents occur due to one driver being intoxicated. Thousands of minors die each year ...

Read More..

1800duilaws.com Accessibility Statement



Updated: March 2019.

General


1800duilaws.com strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities. 1800duilaws.com has invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that its website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.

Accessibility on 1800duilaws.com


1800duilaws.com makes available the UserWay Website Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows 1800duilaws.com to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).


Enabling the Accessibility Menu


The 1800duilaws.com accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the corner of the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.


Disclaimer


1800duilaws.com continues its efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of its site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities.

Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on 1800duilaws.com fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.


Here For You


If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on 1800duilaws.com or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.


Contact Us


If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact 1800duilaws.com Customer Support as follows:

Email: info@legalbrandmarketing.com

 (800) 384-5297

Find an Attorney

*Up to 3 attorneys will contact you

Please let me know about DUI auto insurance

Privacy policy