Why Not Plead Guilty To DWI?
Some people facing DWI charges, particularly those who have been arrested for the first time, are tempted to plead guilty and accept the consequences. Before you decide to do this, however, you should discuss your case with an attorney. Even if you blew over .08, it may be possible to get the charge dismissed or reduced to a nonalcohol driving violation.
Before you make a DWI/DUI plea in St. Louis, get legal advice from an experienced DWI defense attorney. The long-term consequences of conviction are simply too serious for you not to get an objective assessment of your case and your legal options.
In a free consultation, attorney Travis Noble can review your situation. If Mr. Noble believes that he may be able to obtain a dismissal or another positive outcome for you, he will tell you so and discuss possible defense strategies. On the other hand, if the factual and legal issues of your case indicate that a conviction is likely, Travis Noble can provide a valuable service by working to minimize potential penalties.
The Consequences Of Pleading Guilty To DWI
While you will save the cost of an attorney, pleading guilty to a DWI charge has significant consequences:
- You will have a criminal record.
- Your conviction will show up in a background check performed by a potential employer.
- Your driver’s license will be suspended.
- Your insurance premiums will skyrocket.
- You may have to go to jail.
- If you are ever convicted of DWI or DUI again, even in another state, you face enhanced penalties.
Without legal representation, the judge may choose to impose the harshest penalties prescribed by law if you simply plead guilty. As an experienced DWI defense lawyer, Mr. Noble knows how to negotiate and what is and is not possible in Missouri DWI cases. Travis Noble will work hard to obtain the best possible outcome for you.