What is a Plea Bargain?
A plea bargain is a compromise between the prosecution and defense in which
the prosecution usually agrees to charge the defendant with a less serious
offense in exchange for a guilty plea.
Why Accept a Plea Bargain?
DWI cases, defendants are often asked to plead guilty to lesser traffic offenses
such as reckless driving or obstruction of a highway. In exchange, the
DWI charges are dropped. If there is a lot of evidence against your case
and you likely can’t win at trial, accepting a plea bargain may
be your best option. A reckless driving conviction won’t carry the
same license suspension and insurance penalties as a DWI conviction.
Is a Deferred Adjudication an Option?
Another advantage of pleading to a lesser offense is the possibility of
deferred adjudication. Deferred adjudication occurs when an individual pleads guilty to an offense
but is found not guilty by the court in exchange for completion of a community
supervision program (probation). In Texas, there is no deferred adjudication for DWI offenses. You can
get deferred adjudication for reckless driving though and, if you complete
all of the court’s requirements, eventually can have all of your
To learn more about the possibility of receiving a plea bargain in your
particular DWI case by contacting our
New Braunfels DWI defense attorney.
Give the Kyle Law Firm a call today and set up a