Should I Accept a Plea Bargain?
DUI Defense Attorney Serving Orange County
There are times when a driver facing drunk driving charges will be offered a plea bargain by the prosecuting attorney. Essentially, a plea bargain involves the defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge in order to keep the case out of the courtroom. It may save time and tax dollars to avoid a trial, but there are situations where a plea bargain is truly not in the defendant's best interests. The important thing to remember with DUI plea bargains is that you will have a conviction on your criminal record. Perhaps this will be for a lesser offense than what you were originally charged with, but a criminal record of any kind may negatively impact you in many ways.
Keeping your record clean is important to our law firm. To learn more about what an Orange County DUI attorney can do to help you avoid having to plead guilty, feel free to contact our offices to schedule a confidential consultation. We can talk to you about the plea bargain that may have been offered by the District Attorney. Depending on the circumstances, we can offer you sound advice in regard to accepting or denying a plea bargain. There are definite cases where you may stand a better chance if you go to criminal court with your lawyer and fight your drunk driving charges tooth and nail. It will take a thorough evaluation and investigation of your specific situation, however.
Make sure you do not wait to involve a legal professional who can advise you on whether to accept a plea bargain that may have been offered to you. Virginia L. Landry is an experienced and dedicated attorney here to help you.
Should you accept that plea bargain? Contact a DUI lawyer serving Orange County to find out more.