A family member was arrested last night with a DUI in Southern WA. He failed the field sobriety tests and his BAC was .157. He has no prior driving offenses and no criminal record. Currently, he is studying to have a job in law enforcement and we are hoping this will not jeopardize his future. He does not receive aid from the state of Oregon, where he is a resident. Can we still apply for a court appointed attorney, if not, is it imperative to have representation by a private attorney. Funds are limited since he is in school. He plans to go to court tomorrow and plead not guilty in hopes that the charge will be reduced. Can you please give me an idea as to how likely this charge will be reduced and what are the likely consequences of the lesser charge?
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