You have a public defender and you think anonoymous attorneys online will have your best interests at heart more than your PD? Strongly recommend you follow your PD's advice.
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You have a lawyer. No one one this board can ethically answer your questions.
Soeak with your public defender about potential defenses and his/her recommendation. Ultimately, you make the decision.
Because you're not sure if you are getting good legal advice, get a second opinion. (Most lawyers do not charge for the initial consultation.) moreover, even though you were under the limit, you could be convicted if the Government can prove you were too drunk to drive. In other words, the alcohol contributed to the accident. .
The information provided here is not intended to provide legal advice on any subject nor is it intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Actual resolution of legal issues depends upon many factors, including variations of facts and state laws. The information is provided for information purposes only.