Drunk Driving Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving and Refusal Charge Dismissed in March 2022
(1) FIRST OFFENSE DUI (BAC UNKNOWN)
(2) REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A CHEMICAL TEST
The Marin and Barrett Law Firm is pleased to announce another successful DUI defense result for our Client. Our client had been stopped in Washington County after the officer allegedly saw him speeding and swerving over the road. After subjecting admitting to consuming alcohol and submitting to – and failing – the standardized field sobriety tests, out client was brought to the station. At the station he refused to submit to the breathalyzer test and was charged with DUI and Refusal.
During pretrial negotiations, our defense attorneys were able to impress upon the prosecutor the weaknesses in his case as well as the strengths in our case and the defendant's mitigating personal information. Eventually, we were able to convince the prosecutor to offer our Client a resolution of the case that resulted in the reduction of the DUI charge to a charge reckless driving and the dismissal the chemical refusal charge. Our Client was then able to get back onto the road without and avoid a criminal conviction on his record.
RESULT: FIRST OFFENSE DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING AND THE CHEMICAL TEST REFUSAL CHARGE WAS DISMISSED resulting in a one year filing and no criminal conviction in March 2022
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, DUI / DWI
Court: Washington County District Court