It has been said before that one of the greatest tragedies in life is making permanent decisions based upon temporary circumstances. As this applies to criminal charges, it couldn’t be truer. Yes, some charges can bring about very serious consequences that follow you for the rest of your life and affect the life you have made up until now. However, too many times defendants are so frightened, emotionally exhausted and so ready to put these horrific times behind them, they take the path of the least immediate resistance and accept a plea bargain as their best and quickest alternative.

But this is folly because the penalties you are assessed are not going to go away quickly. They will follow you and be responsible for numerous headaches in the future as you try to resume life as you knew it.

The truth is, you may be able to fight the charges against you. By talking to Neil S. Ruskin, a Brooklyn criminal defense attorney who is well-versed in the ever-changing DUI laws, you can explore your options and may even find real hope in digging your heels in and taking a stance against the severity of the charges against you.

Up until now, you have spent your lifetime building your reputation and pursuing your dreams. Don’t let one lapse in judgment or one false claim take all of that away without a fight. It may not be fun and the consequences at stake can be daunting but it may literally be the fight of your life and the fight for your life.