Should I plead guilty to DUI?
If you are arrested in Gwinnett County, while we always advise speaking to a Gwinnett County DUI lawyer before taking any action, it may not be in your best interests to plead guilty. That’s because, when you do, you’re giving up any chance of obtaining a not guilty verdict or reaching a more favorable plea agreement.
Should you plead guilty, the court will ask you to agree to waive your constitutional right to a jury trial, an appeal, and protections that prevent you from incriminating yourself. Then the judge will sentence you to jail for somewhere between the minimum and maximum allowable amount of time. A DUI defense lawyer can help you in plea negotiations where it may be possible to avoid jail, license suspension, or perhaps even the DUI charge on your record.