Plea Offers and Plea Bargains in Dahlonega DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Have you been charged with a DUI in the Dahlonega area?  You are certainly not alone.  If you are facing a Dahlonega DUI, there are 3 general ways in which your case can be wrapped up. 

The most common way to resolve a DUI case is by a plea bargain.  This means that the prosecuting attorney makes an offer of a recommended sentence if you agree to plead guilty.  A guilty plea is a DUI conviction.  Don't be confused about that.  However, you can get some peace of mind in knowing what the prosecuting attorney is seeking.  For example, they may tell you that if you plead guilty, you will only have to do a day in jail and can spend the rest of time of probation.  It may also be a way to negotiate to save your drivers license. 

The best way to resolve your case is to have the charges dismissed completely.  This is rare, but there are times when the prosecutor and officer admit there is no merit to the charges and they reduce them.  Sometimes they are willing to reduce the DUI to the less serious reckless driving charge. 

If you cannot get anywhere with plea bargaining, you are always entitled to a trial by jury.  If the jury finds you not guilty, you are done.  The state cannot re-prosecute you or that would be double jeopardy. 

To discuss your DUI case, give DUI attorney Richard Lawson a call.  He has a Dahlonega office and can help you get your case the best possible outcome. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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