DWI and Plea Negotiations
North Carolina specifically got rid of plea negotiations with regard to DWI years ago. That pertains to the DWI itself. Make no mistake it doesn't matter how nice of a person you are. It doesn't matter if you've been a stellar member of the community. It doesn't matter if you've never had a DWI conviction or at all. What matters is whether the state can prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. There are no negotiations meaning that the state is not going to offer community service. The state is not going to offer some way for you to beat the DWI through reckless driving. You either win or lose at trial.
You either win or lose by filing motions or pleading not guilty to proceedings. Don’t get me wrong. There are some negotiations that go on. For example if your charged with DWI, speeding, reckless driving, lane violation, or a whole host of other different types of charges there may be some negotiations to get those other charges dismissed if you plead guilty to DWI. I don't encourage that until you know the facts and the circumstances of your case. You must understand that a conviction of driving while impaired is serious. Talk with a legal professional. Make a decision based on information and thought. That's what we're here for. Good decision.
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