DUI Plea Bargain in Lynnwood
Trusted Washington State DUI Defense
DUIHeroes represents DUI cases at each step of the process. An individual arrested for a DUI faces a serious criminal charge and the penalties for a conviction in Washington are harsh. A DUI conviction can result in time in jail, probation, large fines and court fees, driver's license suspension, ignition interlock device, and court-mandated alcohol treatment and counseling. It is important to have competent legal counsel offering a strong legal defense starting with an arrest, during arraignment, DMV motion hearings, and during all court proceedings. A driver arrested for a DUI should contact a Lynnwood DUI lawyer for legal guidance and before making possible incriminating statements, which can be of use to the prosecution in pursuing DUI charges against the offender.
At DUIHeroes, we represent many clients with an aggressive and effective defense. Many of our cases have resulted in DUI plea bargains with a result in favor of the offender.
How Can DUIHeroes Help Me?
A strong DUI defense often challenges the evidence presented by the prosecution. Areas to attack are whether there was reasonable suspicion of a DUI, probable cause to arrest, incorrect arrest procedures, or illegally or improperly obtained evidence or samples of breath, blood, or urine. Some factors of a DUI case may prompt the prosecution to request a plea bargain, which is an agreement between the defendant and the prosecution in which the defendant agrees to accept a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to pursue the DUI case no further.
Common reasons why prosecutors propose or accept a plea bargain include:
- The evidence against the accused is light or unreliable.
- Expert testimonies for the prosecution are unavailable.
- A judge has a history of siding with DUI defendants.
- The defendant’s attorney presented a reasonable plea bargain first.
At DUIHeroes, we recognize that a plea bargain initiated by the prosecution is almost inevitably a sign that the prosecutor’s case is weak overall. Once one is offered to our client, we can jump on the opportunity to look for those signs of weakness and determine if it is worth taking the plea bargain or if it would be better to press the case to court where a not-guilty verdict could be likely.
An advantage to accepting a plea bargain is the lessening of charges, which might involve a DUI charge reduction to a reckless or negligent driving charge. The defendant can avoid the harsh DUI penalties and the negative impact of a DUI conviction on their record. Another aspect of a plea bargain for a lesser charge is the speed at which a case can be resolved and that it keeps the jury and judge away from the DUI process. Our office is ready to help with all legal aspects of the DUI case including plea bargains. Make an appointment today for a consultation with the firm regarding a DUI case.
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