Keep you head up. As I say to most of my clients, "you are a good person who did a very stupid thing." Retain an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately if you have not done so already.
Extremely unlikely that you will be sentenced to jail time. Hire counsel and get the charges reduced or dismissed.
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Hire an experienced d DWI attorney and keep your focus on your goals.
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Jail can be avoided and depending on the facts and what County your case is in, a good criminal defense lawyer may be able to help you get out of the case without a criminal record.
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jail is not mandatory on a general dwi/reckless driving case. Some specific facts MAY make it a real possibility but generally it does not happen on a 1st offense. That being said, consult with a local attorney and go over the specifics of the case and come up with the best plan for defending this matter. Good Luck!
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It is likely that you will be able to avoid jail if this is your first offense, but you should retain an experienced DWI attorney to represent you on this case.
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Jail time is extremely unlikely. You should retain a lawyer to explore your options & mitigate the damage as much as possible.
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I agree with all the answers given, however, what an experienced attorney can really accomplish for you is avoiding the collateral consequences from a conviction for DWI, like a license suspension. Hire counsel as soon as you can.
Jail time is not going to happen unless there are major facts you are not disclosing. You should retain the services of an experienced attorney experienced in Driving While Intox cases. Dont feel too bad, it happens to alot of good people.
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