Plea Offers and Bargaining

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Typically, when someone is facing a DUI , they will eventually get a plea offer from one of the prosecuting attorneys. This offer will state that in exchange for pleading guilty to the charges of DUI, they will recommend a sentence to the judge. Ultimately, it is up to the judge as to whether he or she wants to accept that recommendation, but in most cases, the Judges go along with the recommended sentences proposed by the prosecuting attorneys.

The offer proposed by the prosecutor will depend, of course, on the specific facts of your case. You have the right to reject this offer or to make arguments or offer evidence to them in an attempt to bargain for a lower term. It is suggested that you hire a DUI attorney to do this on your behalf as you would not want to reveal anything harmful to your case to the prosecuting attorney.

Keep in mind that you never have to accept the plea offer or make a guilty plea. Everyone has the right to contest their case. That is why it is so important to talk to a skilled DUI lawyer as soon as possible following your DUI arrest. They can preserve evidence and begin an investigation, getting the best experts in the state to review the facts and circumstances of your case.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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