I was pulled over for no license plate light. I was given the field sobriety tests and breath test. I was handcuffed & taken to the station. I was given another breath test that registered .079. I have never even had a ticket before. I have no credit card to pay an attorney. I was unemployed for over a month and just started new job so have no savings. Should I try to plead down to failure to control or persistent disorderly conduct on my own?
It's never a good idea to represent yourself and no attorney is going to advise you to do so. You are entitled to an attorney at public expense, if you cannot afford one for this charge. Plead not guilty and either hire your own attorney or ask the court to appoint counsel for you.
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You should contact an experienced OVI lawyer. You have been charged with and may be convicted of an OVI even though you are under the "legal limit". A lawyer will explain this to you. A lawyer will be able to attempt to resolve this short of an OVI conviction or defend the charge at trial. Prosecutors rarely negotiate plea agreements to reduced charges when someone is not represented. Explain your financial situation to the lawyer(s) you contact.
You can be charged with an OVI even if you blew under the legal limit . You should contact an attorney to represent you and if you can't afford one ask the court to appoint you an attorney. This is a serious charge, you need to have an attorney representing you .
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