Should I Accept a Plea Bargain?
DUI Defense Attorney in 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.
At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, keeping your record clean is
important to our law firm. To learn more about what our Orange County
DUI attorneys can do to help you avoid having to plead guilty, 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.
Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry is Here to Help
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 an Orange County DUI lawyer to find out more.