A conviction for a second DUI has very serious consequences. A decision on whether or not to plead guilty should only be made after a review of the evidence against you, evaluating your chances at trial, and negotiating with the prosecutor. Hopefully, you have an attorney helping you with those things. If you do not have an attorney, you need to speak with and hire one right away. It sounds like you may have a good defense. You certainly need to have an attorney help you get the best result possible in your case. Do you have a court date?
Never plead guilty to anything without the advice of an attorney who knows all the facts and circumstances. Get counsel.
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There are severe consequences of having a second DUI conviction. You need to discuss your case in detail with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Do not plead guilty. It sounds like the homeowner probably knows you and may be a witness as to your level of intoxication, but, that remains to be seen. Pleading guilty to a second DUI has serious consequences and every effort should be made to win this case. Recommend you contact an experienced DUI lawyer asap.
If you weren't driving don't plead guilty.
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Why would you want to plead GUILTY to something that you didn't do? Just off the top of my head I can think of several issues that could be valuable in your defense based on the information in your question. 1) If you were brought to the residence by a Taxi - get your credit card statement to prove that you used a taxi, or get a record from the Taxi company showing that you were the passenger brought to the residence. 2) If you car had been at the residence for a good period of time, did the officer check the hood to see if the car had been driven recently? 3) Where were the keys to the vehicle? 4) If you know who drove the vehicle to the residence - then get that person to be a witness for you. These are just a few of the factual issues that can be very valuable in the defense of your case. However, you really won't stand a chance against a trained law enforcement officer and hard nosed prosecutor if you try and defend yourself! You need to retain the best DUI Defense Attorney that is available to you - ASAP! Good Luck!!!
George McCranie www.mccranielawfirm.com
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