My question involves criminal law for the state of: Texas
First time DWI with breath test of 0.089 and blood test unknown. No accident.
My question is can I serve a few days in jail instead of doing two years' probation? Probation costs are much higher than my income. Have 40 hours in jail between time of arrest and bonding. Am willing to go back for a few days additional.
How would I plead or ask a court-appointed lawyer to plead? Do I need to hire an attorney for this? Is it worth it to seek change in charges to reckless deriving?