DRIVERS' WIN NEARLY HALF OF DWI CASES AT TRIAL
Why don't more drivers fight their DWI charge? Nearly 50% win if they go to trial. Yet, only 2% assert their right to a trial.
Florida Today reports the following:
2006: Of 70 DUI trials, 58 percent of defendants were convicted, and 42 percent were acquitted.
2007: Of 70 DUI trials, 56 percent of defendants were convicted, and 44 percent were acquitted.
2008: Of 47 DUI trials, 55 percent of defendants were convicted, and 45 percent were acquitted.
DWI CONVICTION TOTALS:
2007 DUI conviction rate: 93 percent
2008 DUI conviction rate: 95 percent
DWI PLEA DEALS:
The majority of DUI cases are resolved through pleas. In 2007, that was the case with 97 percent of DUI cases. In 2008, 94 percent of DUI cases were resolved through pleas.
These are Florida statistics. Our firm's track record is even better than Florida!
I was unable to find such statistics from Minnesota. Why do you think Minnesota does not make them readily available?
If you find yourself charged with a DWI, don't roll over â?? fight! You have a decent shot at winning if you hire a lawyer who is on the cutting edge of DWI and takes cases to trial. You have a zero chance of winning if you plead guilty.
Not only do we have the education, scientific training, and experience it takes to win, but we teach other lawyers how!