It all depends on the facts of the case. The government must prove six different elements beyond a reasonable doubt for conviction:
Your chances of winning hinge on the government’s ability to prove the sixth element. The others are usually obvious. It all comes down to what evidence the government can use to prove you were, in fact, intoxicated. For example, can they show you were driving erratically or do they have DNA evidence (breath or blood test) that supports the theory of a blood alcohol level of .08 or above? These facts will determine your chance of winning. A good lawyer can increase your chance of winning dramatically because a good lawyer will fight for you.
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It's never a good idea to represent yourself in court. A prosecutor will always try to get the maximum sentence possible. Hiring a defense attorney can help you get a lower sentence, even if you're planning to plead guilty to your charges.
Yes, you have a constitutional right to have an attorney present when you speak to the police, even if you're not under arrest, and even if the police have not informed you of that right. It is always wise to have an attorney present when you're speaking with the police.
Yes. If there is a warrant for your arrest it is important for you to contact a defense attorney as soon as possible to begin working on your defense strategy.