The first thing a prosecutor will do in most DUI cases is offer you a “deal” if you agree to plead guilty. It is seldom a good idea to take this deal—in most cases it’s nothing more than the standard penalty for DUI that you would get anyway.
You will also face intense pressure. Prosecutors and police will tell you how much worse your case will be if you go to court. They will try to scare you out of fighting for your defense. But these individuals are not on your side. What they’re really looking for is an easy win, so they can check one more case off their case load.
If you consult with a DUI defense lawyer, you may find out your case is not as bad as it looks—or at least not unwinnable. They may be able to discredit the breath or blood test, or suppress key evidence the prosecution is relying on. When this happens, the prosecution is likely to offer you a much more generous deal. In some cases they will even reduce the charge to a lesser offense, so that you can keep your license and have no DUI on your record.
The best DUI lawyers offer a free consultation. This gives you a chance to find out whether your case is worth fighting, and what your chances are—from someone on your side. It’s always worth it to at least consult with a lawyer, even if you end up deciding not to hire them.
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