How to Plea Bargain OUI Cases
What is a Plea Bargain?If you can't completely beat your case by getting your charges dismissed or winning a not guilty verdict at trial, you may still be able to limit the damage and reduce the penalties through plea bargaining. A plea bargain is an agreement between you and the Massachusetts District Attorney's Office whereas charges are dropped or lessened in exchange for your guilty plea to a lesser charge or lesser sentence.
How Can You Present a Strong Enough Case In Order Successfully Plea Bargain?It all begins with questioning the following issues:
1. Was there an illegal stop of any person or vehicle? If so, you weaken the prosecution's case.
2. Were there inaccuracies related to the field sobriety testing? If so, the chance of getting convicted is reduced.
3. Was your Breathalyzer test properly administered? If not, the results may get thrown out and there's less evidence to prove your guilt.
4. Was the arresting officer properly trained? If not, there are opportunities to question any/all aspects of the tests.