Of the hundreds of people who are charged with DUII and other traffic crimes in Jackson County every year, most will plead guilty. Many will plead guilty to enter diversion, thinking that if they do this, their DUI will be erased from their record at the end of a year. It may be a long time before they realize their mistake.
Others think they will be punished if they tell a judge they're innocent. Or, they believe they have to get into a court-sponsored diversion program immediately, at their first court appearance, or they will lose the chance to plead guilty and go into diversion later.
Unfortunately, these assumptions are incorrect.
Cannabis and DUI
Dismissals, Pleas and Jury Trials
DUI Cases Not Limited to 'Drunk Driving'
Additional Charges Follow When a DUI Results in Death
Cannabis Levels and Driving
Suspension May Follow DUI
One DUI Arrest Changes Everything
You May Save Your License
Police Seek to Prove Impairment from Cannabis
Fines and Fees Follow Convictions
A Breath Test Is Not the Last Word
Marijuana and DUI
What If You Didn't Do Anything Wrong?
DUI Can Affect Jobs and Careers
DUI Attorneys Review Professional Licensing Rules
Felonies and Misdemeanors Carry Jail Terms
Do Not Enter a Guilty Plea at Your First Court Appearance
Mugshot Website Operators Busted
It's a Mistake to Plead Guilty at Your First Court Apearance
Home Detention Updated
It's Normal to Not Know What to Do
DUI Can Lead to Loss of License
DMV Implied Consent Suspension
DUI Conviction May Mean Jail
Drinking Boaters Drowning in a Deluge of Laws
More about Diversion
The Court Will Tell You to Take Yourself to Jail
Diversion Is Not Always the Best Choice
What to Do After a DUI Arrest
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WILLIAM FRANCIS, P.C.