“Is it a good idea to plead guilty in my DWI case instead of fighting it?”
Answer: Do not plead guilty… there are hundreds of ways to fight a DWI case and win.
Look, you can certainly walk into court and plead guilty for DWI but you are throwing away all of the potential ways that you can beat this case. You are accepting fines that will far exceed the cost of an attorney that could beat this thing entirely.
If you have the means to hire an attorney, I would strongly recommend that you do so. In the end, you will end up saving yourself a ton of money. You will probably end up spending more than $7,000 dollars if convicted for a drunk driving charge in New Jersey. This is in part due to the monetary penalties imposed by the state, as well as insurance premium spikes that you will suffer if you ever want your driving privileges restored. This of course doesn’t take into consideration the incredible inconvenience of not being able to drive on a suspended license.
If you hire an attorney, we can challenge hundreds of aspects of your DWI case. We can challenge the probable cause for the vehicle stop, the Alcotest reading, the Field Sobriety testing and a execute a virtually endless series of advanced defenses that can potentially allow us to get this thing thrown out of court. You wouldn’t believe the technicalities that we have exploited in order to win DWI cases.
Again, if you have the means, I strongly recommend taking a shot at winning this thing. Feel free to call me for a consultation about the potential loopholes that we can find in your case.