Plea Bargaining in Henry Co. Georgia DUI prosecutions

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Many Henry County DUI cases are resolved via a plea of guilty.  Typically, this works when the Henry County prosecuting attorney makes a plea offer to the Defendant driver and then some plea bargaining, or negotiating as to the terms of the sentence, takes place. A guilty plea to DUI is still a conviction, but many drivers enter the guilty plea if they are satisfied with terms of the plea bargain.  For example, they may have the peace of mind knowing they can get their driving privileges back and are therefore comfortable with entering a plea to the charges. 

As an alternative to entering a guilty plea, each and every driver has the right to enter a not guilty plea and receive a trial by jury.  The state Henry Co. prosecuting lawyer has to prove the DUI case against the driver beyond a reasonable doubt and the jury determines a conviction or acquittal.  The judge determines the sentence if the driver is found guilty by the jury.  Since one never knows what the jury or judge will do, entering a plea gives the accused assurance in that they know what the terms of the plea are for and there are no surprises so long as the judge accepts the plea. 

If you are facing a Henry County DUI, attorney Richard Lawson can be of great help to you.  Call Mr. Lawson for a free consultation on your DUI case. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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