You have received your first DUI offense and you aren’t sure where to turn now, because you’re afraid that it’s going to have a huge impact on the rest of your life. Unfortunately, this happens to many defendants every year who made the mistake of drinking and getting behind the wheel of a car. Here is some good news: If it is your first offense, there are many deals that the judge could make with you as you struggle with your case. We can help.
Minimize the Penalties of a DUI
Cases don’t always have to end in you being convicted of a DUI. There are three things that could happen in your case: you could plead guilty to a less serious offense, your charges could be dismissed against you based on evidence or lack of evidence, or you could agree to a sentence that will not lead to the same penalties as a DUI. The other good news is that you may be able to make these deals at any time in your case with the help of an attorney. With your attorney working on your side and approaching the prosecutor in your time of need, you can work through negotiations that could work for you in your time of need.
Of course, you may be able to talk your way out of your charges as well based on the evidence regarding your case. Is there enough evidence available to even stick you with the DUI charges? You could claim that the officer in your case did not have probable cause to pull you over and arrest you, or claim a variety of other defenses such as improper Breathalyzer test, or lack of certification to use a Breathalyzer. There are many ways that lead to a full dismissal of these cases every year.
You may be able to show the court that you should not have a DUI charge following you for the rest of your life. Sometimes they may take your word that you will not commit a crime like this again based on seeing no criminal record in the past prior to this incident. No matter what, you should always have hope in your case and put your trust in your attorney. Call us today at the Law Office of Peter Blair for more information on how we can play a role in your case and get you the best results.