A lot of people are unsure how to proceed after receiving an operating intoxicated charge. With cases of this nature, it is important to proceed as quickly as possible to give yourself the best chances of a reduced or even dropped charge. By learning how to find an appropriate OUI / DUI Lawyer for your case, protecting the integrity of your future should be possible.
Understand Ramifications of the Full Charge
A full charge can have severe impacts on your future career. Many employers will shy away from working with you because of issues with insurance or safety. Some examples might include working with heavy equipment, driving any vehicle which requires a commercial driver’s license or using a company car to travel. A reduced charge such as a wet and reckless or ability to operate can avoid a lot of future legal ramifications.
Evaluate Sentence Bargaining
If your DUI case is associated with some of the more serious legal violations such as injury, death or repeat offenses, sentence bargaining is typically involved with the case. According to Driving Laws,
"In addition to plea bargaining (where the charge is reduced to a lesser one, like from DUI to reckless driving), most states have sentence bargaining. Sentence bargaining is extremely useful where a guilty plea might result in a long period of incarceration. For example, you may be willing to plead guilty to a second DUI but only if you know what your sentence will be. The same is true with an aggravated DUI cases where your BAC is over .15, or injury or death has resulted."
Talk with your lawyer extensively about the ramifications of any reduced charge.
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Take the time to contact us at Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. if you have questions about finding an OUI/DUI lawyer for your case.