Most DUI cases never go to trial. They’re usually resolved before the trial date, outside of court.
The way this works is the prosecutor will typically offer a plea bargain. However, there is a huge difference in the types of bargains they will offer. Ideally, you are given an offer that reduces the charge to something less than DUI, or reduces the sentence you’ll receive. This can help you get your license back sooner. It can also mean saving thousands of dollars in fines.
If you don’t have a lawyer, however, the prosecution has no reason to be generous. The “deal” they suggest might consist of no less than the standard DUI sentence. It’s not in your best interest to take this kind of offer.
Instead, if you want to come out ahead without going to court, you should speak to a DUI lawyer. They can help you negotiate the best bargain possible or, in some cases, even get the case against you dropped. Remember, you may not want to go to court—but the prosecutor doesn’t want to either. That gives you leverage.
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