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To be clear, when I said first time usually DUI’s plea out, I mean they

do not go to trial. And they don’t go to trial because the defendant will stipulate to facts sufficient to find them guilty in order to access pretrial diversion programs, or they’ll plead guilty to avoid/mitigate jail time and get it over with. I know the wet reckless used to be a common thing first time up in Virginia (which requires a guilty plea to reckless), but that became exceedingly uncommon in the early 2000s with pressure from MADD and SADD. But as far as DUI 1st cases where pretrial diversion doesn’t apply, either because the statute doesn’t apply (criminal history, collision with injury, high BAC, etc.), or the prosecutor isn’t offering it, the vast majority of those cases result in a guilty plea.

That said, there’s a lot of criminal justice reform going in a lot of specific locales across the country that can change these assumptions.

(In response to this post by LexingtonCav)

Posted: 10/21/2021 at 12:54PM


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