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Generally speaking, if you are willing to plead guilty, you have the option of throwing yourself on the mercy of the court - apologize profusely, admit that what you did was wrong and that it'll never happen again, and ask the judge to take it easy on you.
Now, before you go into court and plead guilty, I want you to be aware that Washington is unique in that it offers a deferred prosecution program for first-time DUI offenders. RCW 10.05. Basically, what this means is that, if you are eligible, you would be asked to complete a term of probation. If you do everything that you are supposed to do and successfully complete probation, which will include treatment, the judge will dismiss the charges. So, you may want to see if you are eligible for this program and what it entails before entering a guilty plea. Even if you plead not guilty, you have the option of changing your mind at any time before trial
Because jail time is possible for a DUI charge, when you go to the arraignment, the judge will appoint an attorney for you if you cannot afford one. It might be worth the time to at least take a few minutes to talk to the public defender.