Sunday, May 20, 2012

Can I Plea Guilty to Something Other Than a DUI? - Experienced DUI Defense Lawyer - AZ DUI Team

Even a first time DUI charge can lead to sever consequences.  If convicted, you could be looking at anywhere from one day in jail to six months in jail.  There are mandatory fines and fees that go anywhere from around $1,500 to nearly $5,000.  Not to mention the impact on your license / privilege to drive.

DUIs in Arizona are horribly harsh.

So a common question is, "Is there something else I can plea guilty to that isn't a DUI?"  The answer is maybe, and this is why it is important to have an Experienced DUI Defense Lawyer.

There are some cities where it is possible to be charged with a DUI, yet be able to plea guilty to to something other than DUI.  An Experienced DUI Defense Lawyer can potentially negotiate a "Reckless Driving" plea agreement in certain cities, which does not require jail time, and can come with far fewer fines and fees.

Here is the catch.  In 99.9% of the situations, it is in the client's best interest to have a Reckless Driving conviction rather than a DUI conviction.  However, it is that .1% of the time that can be devastating.

In one recent situation, it could have meant the difference between a few days in jail, and at least 12 years in prison.

This is why it is important to talk to an Experienced DUI Defense Lawyer, to walk you through the obstacles that the general public - and many other lawyers - just aren't aware of.

If you are currently charged with, or expect to get charged with, a Misdemeanor DUI or Felony DUI in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Ahwatukee, or any other city in Maricopa County, it is important to talk to an Experienced DUI Defense Lawyer as soon as possible. 

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