The short answer is a resounding “no.” Any good defense attorney will tell you that the last thing you want to do in a DUI case pleads guilty. It is possible to beat a DUI charge, but it is 100 percent impossible to beat a DUI charge if you plead guilty. DUI cases can be won, but there’s zero chance of having your conviction reduced or your case was thrown out of court if you admit guilt from the get-go.
Being convicted of DUI can have lasting ramifications on your life, particularly if you are facing a second, third or greater charge. DUIs can lead to time behind bars, loss of driving privileges, fines, and requirements to install an ignition lock on your vehicle. DUI damages your public records and reputation, and it can also do irreparable harm to your insurance rates. If you are facing a DUI charge, contact a San Francisco DUI defense attorney at Okabe and Haushalter to discuss your case.
The truth of the matter is that DUI cases can obviously be “won” or “lost” based on the actions of the accused. They can, however, be won or lost based on the actions of the arresting officer or the lab processing your urine or blood sample—or even the equipment used to administer a breathalyzer to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC) prior to your arrest.
Your odds of overcoming a DUI charge improve greatly if any of the following is true in your case:
At Okabe and Haushalter, our San Francisco DUI attorneys look at all possible avenues to help lessen your DUI charge or to have it throw out altogether. Meet with our team of compassionate experts to discuss the details of your case to ensure that you were arrested legally and that all procedures were performed by the book. Contact us now at 310-430-7799 for your free consultation.