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Is It Possible To Get A DUI Charge Dismissed Entirely?

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If you are facing a DUI charge, the prosecutor might try to convince you to plead out. This might be a good option for you, or you may have the chance to get this DUI charge dismissed completely. A Queens DUI lawyer from our firm can evaluate your case and tell you what your best option is.

What Are the Penalties for a DUI Charge?

Even the penalties for a first-time DUI conviction can be severe. You could be looking at:

  • A prison term of up to a year
  • Six months without a driver’s license
  • A fine of $500 to $1,000
  • The mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device for at least one year
  • Enrollment in an alcohol or drug treatment program

So it is in your best interest to fight these charges and do your best to avoid conviction.

Can You Get a Plea Deal for a DUI Charge?

Many people who get charged with a DUI do get the chance to plead out. Sometimes the prosecution has too many other cases on its plate so it just wants to finish one up quickly. In other situations, there are other circumstances that make the prosecution believe that a jury might not convict on the higher charges.

In scenarios like this, the DUI charge is often dropped and the defendant is asked to plead guilty to a lesser charge, like reckless driving. You will still be punished, but you will face lesser penalties than you would if you were convicted of a DUI.

When Will a Charge Be Completely Dismissed?

So if you plead out, you can often get a DUI charge dismissed. That still means facing some harsh punishments though. You can also fight the DUI charge and try to completely beat the allegations against you.

A defense attorney from our firm may be able to help you with that. We can look at the unique circumstances of your case and come up with a defensive strategy. We can argue that:

  • There was no probable cause for the stop
  • The breathalyzer used to test your breath was not properly calibrated
  • The arresting officer made mistakes when administering the breathalyzer or field sobriety tests
  • You have a medical condition that caused you to fail tests administered by the police

If we can cast enough doubt on the prosecution’s story or get key evidence thrown out because your rights were violated, that can help you get this DUI charge dismissed.

Talk to a DUI Attorney Today

You need to take a DUI charge seriously. Contact Vasiliou Law and schedule your free consultation with our legal team. We can tell you more about how we can defend you and potentially get your charge dismissed.

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