Can a DWI get Plea Bargained?

Can a DWI be Plea Bargained?

First of all, let’s talk about what it means to “Plea Bargain” a case.

Suppose you’re driving and a police officer stops you.

He issues you FIVE traffic tickets!

In addition to speeding, you get tickets for careless driving; illegal turns; passing a school bus & no insurance.

When we go to court, we negotiate a “Plea Deal”.

This means that instead of pleading guilty to all 5 tickets, you plead guilty to ONE violation and get the other FOUR dismissed.

Plea Bargains are not only allowed in our court rules but they are encouraged!

Everybody is happy and the judicial system works faster and more efficiently!

So the questions now become:
What about my DWI?

Can it be “Plea Bargained”?

Unfortunately, the answer is NO.

The same court rules that allow & encourage “Plea Bargains” are the same rules that FORBID DWI plea bargains.

Hey, don’t blame us…we don’t make the rules!

So, to repeat, In NJ, we are not allowed to Plea Bargain DWI charges.

That’s right, you either Plead Guilty OR take your case to trial and let a judge decide!

However, in very rare circumstances, there is one exception… it’s extremely uncommon but not impossible.

If we can show the Prosecutor that they have a weak case AND that you have a strong case, we might be able to persuade the Prosecutor to not go to trial.

If we are able to show that your case should never even go to trial,
the Prosecutor may agree and drop the DWI charge entirely.

It goes like this.

After we review the evidence in your case in great detail

we may find very strong facts that support your innocence.

Next, we take that evidence and show it to the prosecutor.

If we are able to show that your case should never even go to trial, 

the Prosecutor may agree and drop the DWI charge entirely.

Remember, it’s not a “Plea Bargain” & please know that these situations are very rare.

In all honesty, DWI charges are extremely challenging.

If you’re facing a DWI charge, don’t’ go to court alone.

Meet with us today so we can help!

Call Now 201-766-4800

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