Plea Bargaining a DWI Charge

If you are convicted of a DWI, you will likely face serious penalties which can have long lasting effects on your personal and professional life while also seriously impacting your financial future. In some circumstances it may be advantageous to seek a plea bargain agreement with the prosecution in order to avoid potentially harsher penalties that are often imposed following a trial.

If you have been charged with a DWI, it is essential that you retain skilled legal representation in order to ensure your rights and interests are adequately defended. At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our skilled Dallas DWI attorneys will work diligently to help ensure the best possible outcome in your case and have the skills and resources necessary to seek a favorable plea bargain should it be appropriate. Call today at (214) 845-7007 to learn more about your legal options.

Tactics for Obtaining Plea Bargains

While it may be somewhat easy to make the decision to seek a plea bargain, actually obtaining the bargain with the reduced penalties may be much more difficult. During the plea bargaining process, an experienced defense attorney will work to undermine the strength of the prosecution’s case with strategies such as:

  • Questioning the legality and legitimacy of the traffic stop’s circumstances and the procedure of the arrest
  • Calling the legitimacy of chemical evidence into question
  • Pointing out inconsistencies in the application of field sobriety tests
  • Ensuring that inadmissible, incriminating statements are barred from court

By damaging the strength of the prosecution’s case and creating a situation in which the case can go either way at trial, the prosecuting attorneys will be far more likely to agree to a plea bargain.

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In light of the extreme penalties that can be levied against you following a DWI conviction, it may be advantageous to seek a plea bargain agreement when you are facing DWI charges. To learn more about how a Dallas DWI lawyer can facilitate the process and help you protect your rights, call the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.


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