Interviewer: I just wanted to ask you about that. We talked briefly before, you talked about a second DUI being a second DUI whether your first one was a regular DUI or an extreme or a super extreme, or it doesn’t matter the level. So that tells me that people should treat a first DUI very seriously. This is because if they end up with a conviction, it’s really setting them up for much harsher penalties down the road.
They may have the bad luck or misfortune to have an extreme or a super extreme one, and now their penalties seem to be compounded tremendously. What would you say about that? Do you agree that it’s especially important to strenuously defend your first charge to avoid any conviction?
Brian: The first time is usually the one you want to fight the most. I’ve talked to many people who give up on their first one. Or they just go along with the plea agreement because that’s what their other private attorney or public defender pushed on them and they didn’t feel like continuing with the case.