Unfortunately, you cannot plea bargain a DUI charge in New Jersey. Prosecutors and judges are not allowed to negotiate a lower charge with defendants or their attorneys. Thus if you are charged with DUI, you cannot cut a deal to reduce it to a lesser charge, like reckless driving.
So what do you do? Are you limited to rolling over and pleading guilty or going to trial? Not always. The one thing that prosecutors can do is reduce the charge if he or she is convinced that the case cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that having an attorney review your case carefully in order to find chinks in the state's armor is critical if you are charged with a DUI.
If a prosecutor has sufficient evidence to prove his case, then he won't budge. So what you have to do is show that certain key evidence might be thrown out if the matter went to trial. Learn more here.
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I don't take every case that comes to me. But if you were arrested and charged with a DUI in Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, Salem, or Cumberland County, you know you need to hire a lawyer for your case, and you want to make an investment in the level of representation that you need, then call my office immediately at 856-432-4113 or fill out my contact form to schedule an appointment to discuss your case! You will thank yourself later!
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