I am a college student (senior this fall), and just got a DUI. Should I try to get it reduced to a reckless driving charge?
Yes. I always advise trying to get a DUI dismissed or reduced to reckless driving. The facts of you case play a large role in whether we can accomplish this goal!
I am a DUI attorney who has been practicing law for over 20 years in Fulton County. I able to give you a more complete evaluation once I know more details about the case. Please feel free to call me on my cell phone at 404-932-3099 or my cell phone at 678-387-6920 to discuss your case. Sincerely, Sean McIlhinney
A reckless driving conviction is preferable to a DUI, in that it doesn't trigger an automatic suspension of your privilege to drive (unless a point accumulation triggers suspension), nor does it require mandatory jail time. However, I would recommend hiring an attorney to negotiate for you, as they often have better information on legal defenses, criminal procedure, and prosecutor attitudes. I would be happy to refer you to a competent DUI lawyer anywhere in the State of Georgia.
This response is offered for informational purposes only and does not create or imply an attorney/client relationship.
Yes you should try. That is a tactic that can many times result in a reduction of the DUI charge to Reckless Driving. The facts of your specific case and your criminal/driving history will play a major role in how likely this outcome would be for you.
Yes, it is possible although not guaranteed. You should discuss the specific circumstances surrounding your arrest with a skilled attorney and identify your options. This will yield the best result. The solicitor has an agenda and so obviously will the defense. The key is preparation. I am happy to offer a free telephone consultation to identify the probablities of an ideal plea in your case.
It is very important to attempt to get your charge reduced from a DUI to reckless driving. It is equally important to speak with an attorney regarding your case. Every case is different and speaking with a professional will help you get the best outcome for your case.
DUI in Georgia is a very serious charge. To learn more about the possible outcomes contact me for a free consultation.
Block Law is a law firm dedicated to representing people in situations like yours. Please feel free to call or text me at (678) 977-5986. We can meet at your convenience.