I contacted Mary and Phil Brown back in November 2021. I was being charged with a DUI of Drugs. This was my first time receiving a DUI so I didn't know what really to expect. I emailed them several times over the months leading up to my case, asking questions about the whole process. They were quite responsive. They told me that with a DUI in Nevada, there is a DMV Court hearing but also a Criminal Case. In September of this year, 1 year after my arrest, they won me the DMV case, meaning that I could legally drive again. This was a huge win for me.
I had my court date today for the criminal trial. In October 2021, a few weeks after my initial arrest, I completed an impatient recovery program (drug rehab). I told Mr. Brown about this, and he was delighted to hear, as not many first time DUI offenders go to rehab. I emailed their office proof of me completing the rehab. Mr. Brown then informed me that he had struck a plea bargain with the DA, where my DUI charge was going to be reduced to a reckless driving charge because I had done rehab. I was delighted to hear this news.
So today, I went to court, met Mr. Brown, we walked in the court, I pleaded nolo contendre to Reckless Driving, and that was that. No DUI courses, no additional jailtime, no victim impact panel or hefty fines, no record of DUI whatsoever. Mr. Brown leveraged the fact that I graduated a drug rehab and used this information to get me to plead to a lesser charge. Now I am in a much better situation because of that. As of October 24, 2022, I am over a year sober, and with no DUI charge, I have my whole life ahead of me. Thank you, Mr. Brown