If you are charged with a DUI, you may be encouraged to just plead guilty, especially if this is your first offense. The fact is, however, that this is almost never a good idea. While the official consequences of a guilty plea on a DUI are typically fairly minor, involving a fine, probation and community service, there are other serious issues beyond your legal punishment that you need to consider.
This is especially true for those who have a lot to lose. For example, CEOs or other high level employees in an organization can’t afford a DUI conviction because it will reflect poorly on them, and the company. In fact, many organizations will fire any executives who are found guilty of this type of offense. The same can be said of any type of public servant including mayors, governors, congressmen and others. Even those who are just thinking about running for public office sometime in the future can be hurt by a DUI, even if it was decades in the past.
Your reputation and your future are on the line, which is why it’s so important to have an experienced Myrtle Beach DUI defense attorney on your team.