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Should I Plead Guilty in a DUI?


If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, the question about how to plead comes up. What if you had been drinking? Should you just plead guilty and take the punishment? One thing to consider is pleading guilty is final. Once you have admitted guilt, the process will come to an end – you cannot change your plea easily. However, if you plead not guilty, you still have the right to change your plea if you decide to do so. Before you decide, talk to a San Jose DUI lawyer. There could be actual flaws and errors in your case that could lead to a dismissed or reduced charge. You deserve to have your rights protected.

When we evaluate your case, we will look over every detail of the evidence. The analysis will include why you were stopped, and what was the indicator that led police to pull you over. There are cases in which the initial police stop violated rights – this is an important issue to review.

We will then review the administration of any field sobriety tests. When these tests are administered incorrectly, the results are usually not reliable, and the tests themselves are not particularly scientific. If there are any physical issues such as illness, medication, your age, balance problems etc. that could have affected your performance, these issues must be identified.

We will review the BAC evidence and the administration of the breath or blood test. There is no testing system that is 100% accurate, even in the most controlled environment. If you were tested at the roadside with a portable device, we need to determine if there were factors that could have affected the BAC level that registered. The same is true on testing done at the station. We will also review the arrest procedure. We are a litigation law firm and know how to fight DUI charges in court.

Don't plead guilty – call The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant, Esq. for assistance.