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What is a Reasonable Goal in a DUI Case?

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What is a Reasonable Goal in a DUI Case?

Hi, this is attorney Kevin Hayslett, and the question is: what is a reasonable goal in your DUI defense? In most states or jurisdictions, a DUI conviction will stay on your record between five years and a lifetime. Therefore, it is very important when choosing a DUI lawyer that you have outlined a goal in your case. A goal for most DUI cases is to not end up with a DUI conviction. This means getting it reduced to a lesser included charge in some jurisdictions.

The following are lesser charges that your case may be reduced to in certain jurisdictions: 

1.    Driving While Impaired 

2.    Reckless driving 

3.    Careless driving


Even better if there is legal defense or motions that can be run, getting the case dismissed all together. Understand a win is any time you walk out of court without a DUI conviction on your record.

J. Kevin Hayslett

Kevin Hayslett, Esq.

J. Kevin Hayslettis an attorney practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense and DUI Defense from the Clearwater office and Hillsborough office. Kevin is an avid tennis player and is currently nationally rated in singles and doubles. You can follow Kevin onGoogle+, oron Radio IO on his show, "Kevin's Law". Kevin can also be heard on the Sirius Satellite Radio show during the "Ask the Lawyer" segment, which can be heard the first Thursday of every month.