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The Standard Offer

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The Standard Offer

If you are charged in California with DUI, you will be assigned a court date. This first hearing is called an arraignment, where three things take place:

  • The judge will explain your charge(s) and the maximum potential sentence
  • The judge will ask you to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest
  • The judge or prosecutor will give you a “standard offer”

A standard offer is the plea deal offered to all accused persons in your same situation. If others face the ...

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