Plea Bargain Alternatives
The goal for you and your Pennsylvania DUI attorney should always be to win your case or to do the best that can be done under the circumstances presented.
If you can't obtain a dismissal of all charges, being charged with a Pennsylvania DUI may mean that you have an important decision to make - whether to take your case to trial or accept a plea bargain. Sometimes taking your driving under the influence case to trial is in your best interests, but in other cases a skillfully negotiated plea bargain may offer the most favorable outcome. A Pennsylvania DUI lawyer from Zachary B. Cooper, Attorney at Law, P.C. is ready to thoroughly analyze your driving under the influence case and help you to decide the best course of action.
A plea bargain can be a particularly good option if the district attorney has a strong case against you and you're unlikely to prevail at trial. Your Pennsylvania DUI attorney may be able to negotiate a settlement or resolution where you plead guilty in exchange for reduced consequences.
One plea bargain that may be possible in a Pennsylvania DUI case is to plead guilty to reckless driving. A reckless driving conviction is preferable to a Pennsylvania driving under the influence conviction in every respect. It carries less-severe punishment than a DUI conviction and can't be counted as a prior conviction if you're arrested for driving under the influence in the future.
Being allowed to plead guilty to a traffic infraction in a Pennsylvania DUI plea bargain is the best possible outcome you could achieve short of having the charges completely dismissed. If you plead guilty to a traffic infraction, you'll merely have to pay a fine and won't have a criminal record.
The plea bargains that can be negotiated in Pennsylvania DUI cases are highly complex, so you need a top defense attorney fighting for your rights. A skilled Pennsylvania DUI lawyer from Zachary B. Cooper, Attorney at Law, P.C. will analyze your case to determine whether negotiating for a plea bargain may be your best option in your driving under the influence case.
If a plea or plea bargain is not in your best interests, the Pennsylvania DUI attorneys at Zachary B. Cooper, Attorney at Law, P.C. will not stop fighting for you and will take your case to trial if that is what you choose. The choice will always be yours. The most important thing, however, is to hire a lawyer who will act in your best interest and who will not stop fighting for you unless or until you say so. Call us for a free consultation.