Should I Take a Plea Bargain?
If you face DWI charges in Houston, the best outcome for your case is to have the charges dropped completely, whether through proving your innocence or by invalidating the prosecution’s case on the basis of rules of evidence or an illegal DWI stop. However, in some DWI cases it is not possible to obtain this result and the court will seek to hand down harsh sentences. According to Texas law, this can include having your license suspended for 90 days to a year, spending anywhere from 72 hours to six months in jail and fines of as much as $2,000.
In these situations, it is wise to seek a plea bargain. An experienced and effective Houston DWI lawyer may be able to help you negotiate with the D.A. or judge to obtain a plea bargain that will soften your penalties and possibly reduce your charges to a less serious crime, such as reducing a charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. You will probably have to waive your right to an appeal, but this is usually acceptable.
Speak To a Houston DWI Lawyer
Houston DWI attorney Jim Medley has years of experience representing clients in DWI cases and is capable of effective bargaining and negotiation with law enforcement to obtain plea bargains that favor the client. Because every case is unique in terms of the circumstances surrounding a suspected crime, the personalities of the D.A. and judge, and the character of the defendant, every plea bargain will have different terms and no outcome can be guaranteed. Medley will use all he knows about the law, negotiations and all his skills of persuasion to pursue the best possible plea bargain for your case.
Call the Law Office of Jim Medley today at 713-893-0908 for a free consultation.