Case Conclusion Date:October 29, 2009
Practice Area:DUI / DWI
Outcome:Client pled to non driving offense
Description:Client charged with Operating While Intoxicated, 1st offense. A first time offender rarely escaped 5-12 days in jail before Judge Small. I brought a Motion to Dismiss the case based on a 4th Amendment violation arguing that my client's driving did not give the officer the authority to stop my client and a Motion to Suppress the Blood Alcohol Content of my client because the officer failed to properly observe my client for 15 minutes before my Client took the breathalyzer. Client's blood alcohol content suppressed by the Court, severely weakening the prosecutor's case. After long negotiations, where my client turned down an offer of Reckless Driving (a plea that would have cost him his driver's license for 6 months, plus 6 points on his driver's license and a Secretary of State fee of $1000.00) my client was offered an pled to a non-driving offense of Disorderly Person, with no effect on his driver's license.