This being my first OWI charge – I was very unsure of how to proceed. I did a lot of research on forums whether or not it was worth the investment of being represented by an attorney. The overall consensus was that it was necessary, due to the technicalities that can really mess you up if not followed to the T, and let’s just say that court documents make it tricky with all of the legal jargon, hearings to attend, when to pay things by and the list goes on.
Hiring Mr. Rouse was without a doubt the best decision I could have made. Upon speaking with him at the consultation, I was in awe of his technical understanding of the law, and I knew my best shot to have this major mishap go away, was through him. Unfortunately, the officer did everything by the book (we reviewed the filmed footage from the night of the occurrence) and there was no way to get the case thrown out on a technicality; however, he came through on everything else! He was able to have the court fee cut in ½ and reduced from $1250 to $625, able to have the community service requirement dropped (40hrs), had 3 ticket fines waived and ultimately the arrest/OWI charge will be expunged as long as I stay out of trouble and don’t have any moving violations for the next 12 months.
I am more than satisfied with the representation I received as well as the ‘hawk-eye’ attention to detail and constant communication from him and his staff letting me know the progress, appointments, things I needed to appear or not appear for, etc.
After going through the entire process, I know that I will always be utilizing legal representation, specifically Mr. Rouse and his partners, if in trouble with the law. He is a gentleman that’s fair, over-delivers and truly cares.