Texas takes DUI-related crimes very seriously. As we at Juan L. Guerra, Jr. & Associates will discuss, there may be some cases in which opting for a plea bargain is in your best interest in order to avoid the full might of Texan law and the penalties associated with these crimes.
A plea bargain can be beneficial for multiple reasons. First of all, it can save you time and money as you won’t have to go through a trial in order to determine your guilt or innocence. This can also help keep you out of the public eye if that is a concern, as there will be no drawn-out trial to be publicized.
Plea bargains will differ from situation to situation and will offer you the possibility of a sentence that is less severe in exchange for your admittance of guilt to the new charge you will be faced with. The people who tend to find this the most useful are those who are facing extremely severe charges, as it’s often considered better to evade the possibility of conviction entirely. However, it’s up to you as an individual to determine if you think the downsides are worth the protection.
Are you currently facing a DUI-related charge that may result in your conviction of the crime in question? Have you been offered the choice of accepting or denying a plea bargain? If so, you may want to discuss these options with a professional who understands your case. They can help you come to a conclusion that will be the most beneficial to you.