Being convicted of a DUI is not the only possible outcome following a DUI arrest. Cases may go to trial and won with a not guilty verdict or they may be negotiated with the prosecutor and judge's approval. Also, in some instances, a case may be dismissed if there are deficiencies or problems with the case.
One common way to win a DUI case is to negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce the charges. During negotiations, your attorney and the prosecutor may exchange information, analyze the evidence, and assess the strengths or weaknesses of the case. Charges can be reduced if there are problems of proof or the prosecutor's case is weak.
A DUI can be reduced a step down to what is commonly called a ‘wet reckless'. A wet reckless plea is an admission of reckless driving involving alcohol, but typically has fewer obligations, punishments, and costs than a traditional DUI. A DUI charge can also be reduced to a ‘dry reckless,' which is a few steps down from a DUI and does not include alcohol in the charge.
Your best chance of not being convicted of a DUI or reducing your DUI charge involves contacting an experienced DUI attorney. Jones Law has dedicated its practice to DUI cases specifically. We understand California DUI law inside and out and have trial and negotiation expertise. Let us use our knowledge to defend your rights and freedom.