DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving in Newport County District Court on June 9th, 2023
(1) DUI (1st OFF - BAC UNK)
(2) REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A CHEMICAL TEST
Attorney Angelica Bovis of the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm successfully defended a case involving a Client who had been charged with DUI and refusal to submit to a chemical test. The incident occurred at a local hotel in Middletown when the client, after an argument with her boyfriend, sat in her vehicle with the engine running to gather her thoughts. Police officers arrived on the scene and suspected her of driving under the influence, leading to her arrest. At the police station, she refused to take the chemical test.
Upon reviewing the case, our defense counsel identified key issues that could challenge the prosecutor's ability to prove that the client was operating a motor vehicle while impaired. Engaging in negotiations with the prosecutor, we presented our strong and well honed defense strategies. As a result, we were able to convince the prosecutor to amend the DUI charge down to reckless driving, sparing our client from a DUI conviction and any license loss. On the reckless driving charge she received a one-year filing which will her to maintain a clean record. Additionally, the refusal to submit to a chemical test charge was subsequently dismissed as part of the plea agreement at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal.
CASE RESULTS: DUI CHARGE AMENDED TO RECKLESS DRIVING WITH NO LICENSE LOSS and a one-year filing granted and the chemical test refusal charges was completely dismissed on June 9th, 2023
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, DUI / DWI
Court: Newport District Court