Should I plea Bargain my DUI arrest?
OUr Chico DUI Attorneys can help you resolve this question.
If you are arrested for a DUI in Chico and the charges are not dropped, you will eventually have to decide whether you will accept the prosecutor’s plea bargain, or go to trial.
A plea bargain is an agreement you enter into with the state in which you plead no contest or guilty and agree upon the punishment.
There are advantages and disadvantages to a plea bargain, however, we suggest contacting us to schedule a free review of your case to determine which choice is best for you.
There are multiple DUI plea bargain situations depending upon how many DUIs you have on record, your BAC level, your age, and the number of years that may have passed since receiving a DUI.
DUI plea bargains usually include fines, probation, drug programs, a jail sentence and license suspension.
Another plea bargain option is the Wet and Reckless, which is essentially a DUI with softer sentencing. However, the insurance companies and courts consider it equal to a DUI.
If the result of your breath test was between .08 -.06, fighting the DUI charges for a Dry Reckless, driving not involving alcohol, may be in your best interest.
We invite you to contact us for a free review of your case and let us help you determine if a plea bargain is in your best interest.
Refusing to take a blood, breath, or urine test when you are arrested for a DUI in Chico may not be a wise choice. Often, the accuracy of the results of the blood, breath and urine tests can be contested, and countered, however, the prosecution will most likely use your refusal to test against you by arguing that you knew that you were intoxicated and guilty of DUI.
The penalties for refusing to take a blood, breath, or urine test vary depending upon your specific circumstances. We invite you to contact us for a free review of your case.
You may also find additional penalty information in the California Vehicle Code Sections 13353 and 14905. You can read California’s implied consent law in the California Vehicle Code Section 23612.