Don't make assumptions or predictions based on what uncle Joey told you about your DUI.
It never fails. About once a month, i hear the same thing. Somebody's cousin/uncle/mechanic told them that they should just show up to court/DMV and throw them selves at their mercy and tell them just how badly they need their license and how they would lose their job/school and how no one could drive little joey/grandma to school/doctor's appointments. It makes me laugh everytime because I know just how judges or dmv officers love to hear the same thing over and over.
Truth is, if judges/dmv officers were to spare the license of every person who would lose their job or face a hardship if their license was taken away, no one would be punished for picking up the DUI. Judges and DMV officers are nice people (for the most part) but they could care less whether you are going to lose your job or can't go to school. When it comes to DUI cases, you might as well scream your mercy request to an empty forrest.
DUI's are very complicated and unlike any other charge.
When it comes to DUI's its a totally different story. The last DUI license i saved belonged to a man who had been convicted of a DUI 7 years prior, was speeding, crashed his car into a big rig and failed all Field Sobriety Tests. When i first met him, he was resigned to losing his license but after a full hearing with the DMV, I was able to find some issues with the police's investigation of the DUI. The problems were glaring enough that the hearing officer dismissed the 18 month suspension that the DUI carried. That's the strange thing about DUI's. They operate on a totally technical standard and sometimes our common sense cannot predict how they are going to turn out.
In another DUI case that I had, my client had been coming from a bar, had admitted to drinking, and crashing his car to a center median. When he was found, he was intoxicated and unable to stand. He failed every Field Sobriety Test and was arrested and booked. At the hearing, I cross examined the poli