Should I Just Plead Guilty To My DUI Arrest At the Arraignment?
Reynolds Defense Firm has many clients who are devastated about their DUI arrest. They understand what they did was wrong, and they want to make sure their morals are in line despite what happened. One common question our attorneys are asked is “Should I just plead guilty to my DUI arrest at the arraignment?”. The short answer is no! Many local judges will not even accept your guilty plea to a DUI charge at your arraignment because they know you haven’t had time to get the police reports for your case and to discuss your case with a lawyer. Without trying to scare you, a DUII in Oregon is either a Class A Misdemeanor or a Class C Felony. What this means is, a conviction of either of these likely means devastating consequences. These consequences include jail time, probation, license suspension, significant court fines, and other harsh lifestyle changes.
What Should I Do At My Arraignment If I’m Guilty?
Our team of DUI attorneys will always advise you to do every single thing you can to make an educated decision before you go to court and tell them you are guilty of committing a crime. And yes, this includes talking with an attorney or a team of attorneys like we have at Reynolds Defense Firm. Of course the decision on how to move forward with your DUI charges and court dates is yours. You don’t have to talk with an attorney at all if you don’t want to. Moreover, you certainly don’t have to call Reynolds Defense Firm to help with your case, but think of the long run. We think that the peace of mind it will give you once you retain legal counsel will probably help you sleep better tonight.
For a free consultation, please call our team of DUI lawyers at 503.223.3422. You can also visit our website at www.reynoldsdefensefirm.com for additional information.