Farrah Abraham reportedly reached a plea deal with prosecutors in Nebraska allowing the reality television star to avoid jail.
The former star of MTV's "Teen Mom" was arrested earlier this year after testing for a blood alcohol level of 0.147 or nearly twice the legal limit in her home state of Nebraska, reports TMZ.
Abraham did initially enter a not guilty plea, but later changed her mind as she faced the prospects of being sent to jail.
Abraham's Plea Deal
As part of the plea dea, Abraham agreed to plead guilty to an aggravated DUI charge. In exchange, the young mother who recently made headlines for making a sex tape will face probation instead of jail. In addition, prosecutors will reportedly ask the judge to suspend Abraham's driving privileges and order her to pay several hundred dollars in fines.
Generally, DUI defendants with a relatively clean record may be able to reach a plea deal with prosecutors that can help them avoid being locked up. Frequently, prosecutors may want probation instead of jail meaning that if the defendant gets in trouble in the future or otherwise violates the terms of the probation, she could face the original jail sentence. It is common for prosecutors to also offer a reduction of the original DUI charge to a lesser offense.
Reaching a Favorable Plea Deal in a Seattle DUI Case
If you face DUI charges in the Seattle or King County areas, you may want to contact an experienced DUI attorney to discuss your options and whether a plea deal might be available. An experienced DUI lawyer can help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case and also negotiate with prosecutors to try and get the best deal for you. If no deal is reached, it is imperative that your attorney has the knowledge to properly litigate the case.
Contact a Seattle DUI Attorney
The attorneys at Wolff Criminal Defense offer many years experience defending individuals charged with a DUI. They are recognized leaders in the field of DUI defense. For assistance on your case, contact us at 425-284-2000 to schedule a consultation.