DUI Plea Bargains
Retaining an attorney for a DUI charge in Delaware offers you many benefits. One advantage is attorneys know the law and the legal process much more in depth than you. In today’s world the internet provides us with a wealth of information, some of it is accurate and some is not. When it comes to defending a DUI it is always advantageous to hire a Delaware DUI Lawyer.
If charged with a DUI in Delaware, ideally, your lawyer will be able to get it dismissed and all charges will be dropped. Or, perhaps you may be eligible for some alternative sentencing options or perhaps there are plea options that will make the charge not as harsh. Sometimes an attorney can get a DUI charge reduced to some lesser charge such as Reckless Driving-Alcohol Related. A skilled, experienced and competent New Castle County DUI Attorney can help decide if this option may work for you.
I am Delaware DUI Lawyer Brian J. Chapman and I want you to know that you do not have go through a drunken driving charge alone. It is not the end of the world but is to be taken seriously. I understand and acknowledge that you may have made a one-time bad decision or suffered a lapse in judgment. In court I will do my best to convey to the judge and the prosecution the circumstances surrounding your arrest and the defenses that apply in your case. Please call my office at 302-455-0505. Or, email me by clicking here for help with your pending DUI charge.
Reckless Driving-Alcohol Related Laws in Delaware
Sometimes, DUI charges in Delaware can be reduced from DUI to Reckless Driving Alcohol Related. This reduction of charges is only possible if circumstances surrounding your case allow for it. Having the prosecution accept your plea is contingent upon factors such as:
- Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level: the closer your BAC is to the legal limit of .08 the better your odds are of having a wet reckless plea accepted by the prosecution
- Was There An Auto Accident: If there was an auto accident involved in your DUI, even if it was not your fault, there is minimal chance of having DUI reduced to Reckless Driving Alcohol Related.
- Previous DUI Record: If you have no prior DUI’s that is very beneficial in having your plea accepted
- Criminal Record/Criminal History: If you have a prior criminal record, or numerous traffic offenses it may become more difficult in having your plea accepted
Reckless Driving Alcohol Related Penalties in Delaware
If your DUI charge is reduced down to a Reckless Driving Alcohol Related the penalties differ slightly from DUI conviction penalties. If you have a prior DUI you may still be able to plead it down but the chances are greatly reduced, especially if the 2 arrests were not far apart in terms of time.
A conviction for Reckless Driving-Alcohol Related carries with it the same consequences as a normal reckless driving conviction. The primary difference is that in a Reckless Driving Alcohol Related conviction you will have to successfully complete a state mandated and state approved alcohol education/treatment course. Aside from not having a DUI conviction on your driving or criminal record the biggest benefit of pleading down to Reckless Driving Alcohol Related is that your license will not be suspended or revoked as with a DUI. This alone can help to keep your life more manageable on several levels. On the down side, you can still lose your license if you are not successful in the administrative hearing. As well, a conviction for Alcohol Related Reckless Driving would count as a DUI offense for purposes of sentencing if you were again arrested for DUI.
How Our Delaware DUI Attorneys Can Help You
Having your DUI charge reduced to an Alcohol Related Reckless Driving is not as easy as it sounds. It is typically something you cannot do on your own without the aid of an attorney. You can ask for it but the odds are substantially less without the expertise of a lawyer. A DUI conviction is a serious matter due to the heavy financial penalties along with the mandatory license suspension. Losing your driving privileges alone can turn your life upside down. Retaining me as your Delaware DUI Defense Lawyer makes sense and will help you immensely.
Delaware DUI Attorney Brian J. Chapman
Retaining a Delaware DUI Lawyer is very beneficial regarding your DUI case. They will plan a strategic and sound defense for you and they will make sure your rights are protected every step of the way. Call me, Delaware DUI Defense Lawyer Brian J. Chapman at 302-455-0505. You can also email me by clicking here. With many years serving those charged with DUI in Delaware I promise to aggressively protect for your rights while attempting to minimize the repercussions of your DUI charges.
Our Wilmington, DE DUI defense lawyers serve those accused of DUI throughout New Castle County, Kent County & Sussex County Delaware. Within these counties they serve all cities, towns & suburbs in including, but not limited to, Wilmington, Claymont, Newark, Pike Creek, Hockessin, New Castle, Stanton, Newport, New Castle, Bear, Glasgow, Middletown, Odessa and Townsend, Smyrna, Dover, Harrington, Milford, Seaford, Georgetown, Millsboro, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island.