Case Conclusion Date:June 19, 2013
Practice Area:DUI / DWI
Outcome:DUI-1st with Minor Child in Vehicle (criminal offense with potential jail) amended to regular DUI-1st (civil offense, no jail).
Description:Client was driving erratically with 9 year old daughter in the car. Almost hit several vehicles, and three people called 911. Officer administered FSTs on the side of the road with client barefoot and in gravel. Client had no alcohol in system. Client did have prescription drugs in system, but they were all within the therapeutic ranges. Convinced a prosecutor client had a compelling involuntary intoxication case and prosecutor amended the original criminal DUI charge to a civil DUI charge. Client avoided jail and loss of a government job.