When an individual is charged with a DUI/DWI, their livelihoods can be at stake. A plea bargain is typically an attractive option for defendants, if one does not feel comfortable taking the gamble of trying to fight the charges. Even first time offenders can be charged with up to 180 days in jail, a year long driver’s license suspension, and thousands of dollars in fines. With a plea bargain, a first time offender can face lower penalties as opposed to the penalties mentioned before, such as: as little as 3 days in jail, 90 day license suspension, and significantly lower fines.
If you are facing these charges, it is imperative to seek legal representation right away. Professional legal representation can be the difference between a plea bargain producing the maximum amount of penalty reduction, and receiving heavy penalties regardless. Furthermore, a McKinney Criminal Attorney can also keep defendants aware of any deadlines for a plea bargain that a defendant must meet. Sometimes, prosecutors and judges will issue these deadlines to force a defendant to make a decision quickly, which can cause undue stress leading to a poor handling of the case if the individual does not have an attorney to guide him/her through the legal minefield of a DWI case.
When an individual seeks legal counsel with an experienced McKinney DWI attorney for a plea bargain, who will be expected to oversee any “deals” with the prosecution to ensure the best possible situation for their client. Most prosecuting teams would rather resolve the DWI case through a plea bargain, to minimize time spent in court and costly legal fees, so it is never really certain how long the prosecution is willing to wait for a plea bargain. Therefore, the McKinney Attorneys next responsibility will be to keep track of the prosecuting team’s willingness to uphold the offer for a plea bargain or the law’s plea bargain deadline.
I’m experienced at negotiating plea bargains for DWI/DUI cases. With over 20 years of experience, I work tirelessly with clients to work through these extremely volatile cases, helping to get their lives back on track, and avoid as many serious penalties as possible. To schedule a consultation and discover how I can help you negotiate the best DWI plea bargain, call me at 972-529-2889.