Respectfully, you are asking us to second guess your attorney. It is an understandable desire, but I am not going to do that.
It does seem that much of this situation comes down to money. If you can afford the expense of taking the case to trial, you have a chance of beating the charges.
There are many defenses that are available in a DUI case. You should retain an experienced California DUI attorney. A fourth DUI conviction is extremely seriously, and the case could be beatable, especially in light of the .08% BAC.
Thanks for your question. You should repost in Arizona.
I am not qualified to answer legal questions in your state. However, if this case was in California, I would be very confident that I would be able to obtain an excellent result, possibly a dismissal of the case.
Best of luck!
I understand your desire to get some help, but I really don't think anyone is going to be able to significantly help you by answering questions like this.
Before I would offer an opinion on the proper strategy to beat this accusation, I would review and analyze your entire case. Without having seen your entire file, I can't be of much use. I strongly believe you should hire an attorney in your area.
Best of luck.
You can appear without an attorney, but at best, you are likely to wind up in the same place you are now. At worst, you could actually cause further damage.
As others have said, once a plea is entered it is hard to change. I'm not saying you have to give up, but thing long and hard about what you are trying to accomplish and whether you are likely to succeed.
This questions is too complicated for anyone to provide a certain answer. This is a question for your attorney.
If possible, the best option is often to resolve them on the same day, but it's entirely dependent upon the facts of your case.
With a skilled attorney that has handled resolving multiple simultaneous DUIs, you will be able to get through this situation.
Something sound a bit off here. I suspect that there is something more to this story--it's hard to get all of the necessary information in a forum question.
However, it does sound like something funky happened here. I agree with my colleagues. Hire an experienced DUI defense attorney and they will be able to analyze your case and help you get this straightened out.
The variety of outcomes you could receive vary massively. I have seen cases like this that are completely dismissed, and I've seen real jail time too.
I'm proud to say I've never had a client serve actual time for a 1st or 2nd time DUI. That said, you're going to need a skilled DUI defense attorney.