What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? PA
I posted awhile back if anyone wants to read the long version....BUT...Long story short......Second DUI in 10 years (one month short of 10 years....ugh). No accidant or damage, he was pulled over for a burned out headlight. BAC is listed as over .16 although on the police record it shows .77 which is probably a typo (he'd be dead) so we have no idea what it actually is.
I've been researching and also know a couple of people personally who got plea bargains, like DUI's reduced to reckless driving, etc. I talked to a retired state police officer that said they do it "All the time", But lawyers I've contacted say it's very rare? But yet I know a guy who had 3 DUI's and got out of the last one.....it was plea bargained down to a reckless. And I know of a guy who KILLED SOMEONE, and plea bargained down to just 2 years WITH work release!!
My BF says he's just gonna get 6 months jail, no license for XX time, thousands in fines, no sense in fighting it, just go with a public defender**************I say ** NO ** plead Not Guilty and take it to jury trial (thinking he can get a plea bargain to lesser).
Can anyone give me any info on plea bargains? We aren't rich (actually almost poverty income), but I just want to see him get his life back, and a plea bargain seems like the only way. A 2nd DUI is gonna destroy him.
PLEASE...no sarcastic remarks.