It is my first DUI. Got pulled over because left brake light was not working. There was an open bottle of whiskey in the back. I was the only one in the car and no one was injured. I requested the blood test instead of the breathalizer and don't know the results.
My misdemeanor arraignment is in mid November. I will have sold my car before then and am not planning on driving in the U.S. again at least for the next five years since i am moving out of the country to India for work.
If i plead guility, will i be able to negotiate the sentence with the help of a public defender so that i don't have to take the DUI classes that will keep me in the U.S. for the next 3 months and complete certain number of community service hours instead.
Or is it wise for me to hire a lawyer privately?
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