Is settling a good thing in a DUI case?

Settling DUI Cases Before Trial

In this video, San Diego criminal defense attorney Ryan Tegnelia answers an online question about the benefits and risks of settling DUI cases before trial. In San Diego County, the vast majority of all criminal cases, from DUI to theft, are settled before reaching trial. Trials are large, high-stakes events. In many cases, it can be beneficial for both parties to settle a case, or “make a deal” beforehand. Mr. Tegnelia recommends always asking an attorney if they have taken a case like yours to trial, as any case has the potential to reach that point.