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What factors are considered in DUI plea bargaining?

On Behalf of | Apr 3, 2014

There are many factors considered in plea bargaining and negotiating DUI cases in North San Diego County cases which stem from arrests in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido and Encinitas California.  The facts of the cases themselves are very important.  They include the dangerousness of the driving, attitude with the officer, prior record, field sobriety tests and blood alcohol level (B.A.).  Blood alcohol level is probably one of the most important, but two people arrested for a DUI with the same B.A. may not necessarily get the same resolution.  It is a consideration of all the factors along with the circumstances and background of the individual arrested which may achieve the best result. Other legal onsiderations include any potential problems with the case like witnesses, testing or search and detention issues.

Other factors which may be important include the impact of the conviction on the individual, like the loss of a career for an airline pilot, or other career impact. Someone’s background may be important, especially if you are a Marine whose has just come back from a combat tour or just graduated from college and starting a teaching or nursing job.  It would be impossible to list all the possible individual stories that may be considered.  Experienced DUI Defense Attorneys, like Christoph Law Offices, not only know the law aand the Courts,  but know how and what needs to be presented to achieve the best resolution.

Everything related to the case and the individual can be used and can make a difference.  Getting cases dismissed, reduced or penalties minimized depends on optimizing the positive.  Call Nicholas Christoph or William Christoph at 760-670-3885 for a free consultation and evaluation.  We have handled over 3000 DUI cases over more than 40 years of experience.



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