Should I Seek a Plea Bargain or Take my Case to Trial?

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When deciding whether to seek out a plea bargain or to take your case to trial, there are several factors to consider. DUI lawyer Richard S. Lawson will walk you through the decision process to ensure that you make the decision that best fits your unique case. For example, if there was an accident or injuries sustained during the incident when you were pulled over for a suspected DUI, the offense becomes much more serious and the stakes increase. 

If another party was injured during the incident, a judge or a jury may find you guilty (even if you are innocent).  In this type of case, a person may take a plea bargain so that he or she can avoid being convicted at trial. Often, our firm can have your charges reduced to a lesser charge, such as Reckless Driving. The final decision to make a plea bargain is yours, but our legal team will provide you with all the necessary information to make an informed decision.

To get a reduced charge, your defense team must prove that your case has been compromised. To prove this, your case must be thoroughly investigated in order to find substantive legal problems with your case. Once problems or violations are identified, your defense attorney can work with the prosecutor on a reduced sentence or decide to dismiss the case completely. If the prosecutor, however, does not want to dismiss your case, you can then decide to go forward with a trial and fight the charge. We will then compile evidence that could prove your innocence or raise reasonable doubt about your guilt.

Defending DUI Charges Throughout Roswell and Alpharetta

When a jury can't decide if there is enough evidence to convict you of a DUI offense, your case will result in a "hung jury." When this occurs, a new trial date is set and the process begins once more. When a defendant doesn't want to go through another trial, they may have the option to develop a plea bargain with the prosecution or the prosecution may elect to dismiss the charges completely.

Occasionally, choosing to take the case to trial again is the best option. Many of the shortcomings of the prosecutor have already been established in your initial trial and further evidence can be found that will lead to you being found not guilty. We aim to identify every flaw in the case against you by challenging the evidence introduced by the prosecution and providing evidence that supports your not guilty plea. Our legal team specializes in DUI cases and over time we have become experts at defending offenses by utilizing the resources available to us through new scientific data and new laws and judgments that may impact your case. 

Regardless of how serious your charge is our firm is ready to fight for you; contact a Roswell DUI Attorney from our offices as soon as you can so that we can get started defending you.

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