Drunk Driving Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving in the Kent County District Court 12/7/16
CHARGE: FIRST OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI - BAC 0.10 to 0.15)
Attorney Matthew Marin is pleased to report that a charge of first offense DUI pending against a Client has been reduced to reckless driving in the Kent County District Court. The Client had been charged with driving under the influence after being stopped by a local Police Department after his vehicle had been observed allegedly speeding. After his arrest, the Client submitted to chemical breath testing at the Police Station resulting in breath test readings in excess of 0.10.
Through extensive pre-trial discovery we were able to uncover significant legal issues in the prosecutions case. Those issues included improper "clocking" of the Client's vehicle to pull him over for speeding, failing to provide him with a secure and confidential phone call as required by statute, and failing to conduct a proper 15 minute observation period prior to administration of the chemical breath test. The Prosecution acknowledged these deficiencies in their case against our Client, and agreed to reduce the charge from that of DUI to reckless driving.
The Client was sentenced to a one year filing (stay out of trouble, no arrests and automatic expungement after one year), no loss of license, a $250 charitable contribution, and court costs. If you or a loved one is facing a first offense DUI charge in Rhode Island, give Attorney Matthew Marin a call for immediate and experienced legal advice and representation.
RESULT: FIRST OFFENSE DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING resulting in one year filing with no loss of license, a $250 charitable contribution, and court costs on December 7th, 2016
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI