This article helps you understand:
- How so many people win their DUI cases.
- The role a jury has in your case.
- Some benefits of a DUI lawyer, even if pleading guilty to your DUI charge.
Is It Possible To Win Against A Fresno, California DUI Charge?
People beat DUI charges more than you might think. DUIs are just like any other trial — prosecution has a significant burden of proof they shoulder – they have to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
People frequently beat these on the (a) count because the jury is not persuaded that the individual was too impaired to drive, and there’s no chemical evidence available for the (b) count. If there is chemical evidence to show that you’re 0.08 or above without any problem with the equipment used or an expert to undermine the methodology used, that will likely result in the conviction. However, there are several cases where blood alcohol content was initially found to be over 0.08, yet the defendant still won in what turned out to be a “battle of the experts.” Sometimes trials come down to which expert is a better teacher and more relatable to the jury.
I Am Going To Plead Guilty To A DUI In California. Do I Still Need To Hire A Fresno, California DUI Lawyer?
If you are going to plead guilty to a DUI case in California, you do not need to hire a DUI lawyer. However, hiring a lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected. Further, your result may be better with the lawyer.
If it is your first DUI and a misdemeanor, you do not need an attorney, but you will not understand the process. The court or the district attorney will not adequately explain things to you because they do not represent you and have no duty to act in your best interest.
A lawyer may be able to talk to the district attorney and get you a better deal with more favorable terms than you would get on your own. The court at your first hearing will often make an offer that one completes immediately. These are generally decent offers, but one should always consult with an attorney before taking an offer. Not doing this may mean you are punished more than you would be otherwise.
If it is a felony DUI, you should have an attorney present if you can afford one.
With the guidance of a skilled attorney for DUI Cases, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we’ll make it look easy.