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Should I Take a Plea Bargain for DUI?

Can I Get My DUI Charge Reduced?

A plea bargain for DUI is a deal struck between you and the prosecutor where you agree to give up your right to a jury trial in exchange to the prosecutor agreeing to reduce charges or agreeing to a reduction of penalties. A limitation on plea bargains are mandatory minimum penalties, which a judge may impose no matter what the prosecutor and defense attorney have agreed to.

Get guidance in defending against DUI charges and negotiating plea bargains for DUI. Contact the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A.!

Plea Bargains and Mandatory Minimum Penalties

In seeking a plea bargain, your best bargaining chip is having a strong experienced attorney able to challenge the state's case in trial.

If your attorney discovers in the evidence a substantial weakness in the state's case, then he or she may point this out to the prosecutor and likely get a favorable bargain. For instance, discovery of a mistake in the administration of the breath test may lead to a plea bargain reducing a charge to reckless driving.

Reduction of charges is the most favorable method to plea bargain a DUI. This is because the prosecutor does not have much room to deal in a DUI charge due to mandatory minimum penalties set by law.

Penalties for first time DUI include mandatory adjudication (that is, no withhold of adjudication allowing you to keep the conviction off your record), court costs, $500 fine, six month license suspension, six to twelve months of reporting to probation including DUI school, fifty community service hours and a ten day vehicle impoundment at your expense.

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Pick Porter!™ For Your DUI in Jacksonville, Florida

At The Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A., we assist clients in the Jacksonville area charged with DUI. With three former prosecutors on our team, we are intimately familiar with the plea bargain dynamics in DUI charges. Well-known for our courtroom skills, we are often able to obtain plea bargains for our clients.

Assisting in this endeavor is our trained eye for weaknesses in the state's case. We are often able to persuade prosecutors to allow our clients to plead to a lesser charge than DUI. This often enables our clients to avoid license suspension and to avoid having a DUI on their record.

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