Pleading guilty to a DUI is a step that should be carefully considered. Often, the consequences of pleading guilty in DUI cases are very similar to being found guilty at a trial. There are exceptions with the correct level of experienced legal representation, such as the ability for your attorney to argue that the evidence is sufficient for you to be offered a more lenient deal for pleading guilty.
A DUI is a serious offense that could lead to a number of undesirable consequences. You may be fined, subject to jail time, forced to take driving classes, or attend community service. You may also suffer from shame and embarrassment from your friends, family, or professional coworkers. It is important to know that, during these times, there is someone on your side. This is where a professional defense lawyer comes in. We will not only have your back, guaranteed, but may also assist you in fighting and potentially beating the charges, which can have such an adverse impact on so many parts of your life.
Here at The Ticket Lawyers, we understand how serious the consequences of this kind of charge can be on your life. We also have the tools, skills, and compassion needed to fight your charge. Depending on your case, it may even be possible to get your sentence greatly reduced or even dismissed.
If you would like legal advice or more information on anything covered in this article, contact The Ticket Lawyers today. All of our consultations are free, and you can get in touch simply by phoning (855)-323-8488. We understand this can be an incredibly stressful time, allow us to shoulder some of your burdens.
In 2018 alone, over 32,000 people were arrested for driving under the influence in Florida, according to figures from the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.
Whether or not you choose to plead guilty or no contest to your DUI charge is ultimately your choice. It may make sense to weigh up the specifics of your case, consider the evidence against you, and evaluate the potential damage to your life a guilty plea may cause.
When pleading guilty, you assure your fate, but you may be offered a special plea deal with reduced consequences, although it is likely that the reduction will not be too great in a DUI case. If you are tempted to take a plea deal, it is best to wait a few weeks and allow your DUI lawyer to assemble some mitigating evidence or problems with the prosecution’s case. However, if you fight your DUI case and win, you will suffer no consequences.
In Florida, even your first case DUI guilt may lead to the following consequences:
If you are facing a DUI case and thinking of pleading guilty, these are the likely consequences. It is also worth considering other aspects common to DUI charges, such as professional consequences or general social judgment.
If you do not wish to receive these consequences, an experienced criminal defense lawyer is your best bet. The Ticket Lawyers have over 75 years of combined experience providing DUI defense and can help you.
If you choose not to plead guilty or no contest when facing a DUI charge, you will be taken to court.
The first court date is what’s known as the arraignment. Here, the judge will usually ask if you want to hire a DUI lawyer or be assigned a court-appointed criminal defense lawyer. If your DUI defense lawyer is already on hand, this is also likely the date where you enter your plea.
Your case will then proceed towards trial. Depending on the prosecutors, evidence, testimony by the police officer or other witnesses and the success of your DUI lawyer, you will either be found guilty or not guilty. The case will then proceed towards sentencing.
Unfortunately, with DUI charges, there is no allowance for deferred sentencing.
This means that as soon as there is an admission of guilt through a guilty plea or plea of no contest, you will receive your sentence. If this sentence includes going to jail, then this will be imposed immediately.
If this was the first time you have received a DUI charge, it is entirely possible that your case could be dismissed entirely.
This is a situation where an experienced DUI lawyer can be incredibly helpful in providing the evidence needed to get your DUI charge dismissed. This is most likely to be possible if nobody was hurt in the incident, and there was no property damage. Even if the evidence is not great enough to get your case dismissed, the proper legal representation can lead to your DUI charge being greatly reduced.
The Ticket Lawyers have over 75 years of combined experience when dealing with DUI cases. We understand that not all DUI cases are the same, and no two defendants should be treated in the same manner. We will painstakingly evaluate all of the evidence available in your case and work our hardest to defend you.
If you are facing a DUI charge, there are a number of beneficial things that the correct legal representation can provide. These are as follows:
After being pulled over for drunk driving in Florida, you may feel overwhelmingly hopeless. However, an experienced lawyer will know how to best handle your situation and perhaps even get your sentence greatly reduced or dismissed. Here at The Law Place, we have a history of supporting many people who have been pulled over and arrested who should not have been. We have the necessary skills and tools to fight your charges to the fullest extent.
Our lawyers understand the feelings of shame and distress, which commonly accompany a DUI. You can rest assured that you will receive no judgment from any member of our legal team. In fact, once you have completed your free consultation, you may feel much more hopeful about the possibilities of your defense and your life to follow.
Our team has over 75 years of combined experience in the field of DUI cases. Unlike other law firms, we operate all of our cases as a team.
If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident and lack legal representation, don’t waste time. Get in touch with The Ticket Lawyers today for a free consultation. Our telephone lines are open around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This way, we can work around your busy schedule. If you are interested or have any additional questions or are seeking legal advice, call us on (855)-323-8488 to see how we can help you.
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