DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving in Providence County Superior Court 11/3/2021
CHARGE: FIRST OFFENSE DUI (BAC Between 0.10 and 0.15)
Attorney Nicholas Parrillo at Marin & Barrett, Inc. is pleased to report a great result for a client accused of DUI in Rhode Island. In March 2021, our Client was stopped by a police officer for allegedly speeding in East Providence. The Police determined that our Client was under the influence of alcohol after his investigation. After allegedly failing a series of standardized field sobriety tests, the client was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Once at the station, he took a breathalyzer test and which registered results indicating that his blood alcohol concentration was above the legal limit and between 0.10 and 0.15.
After being hired to defend the case, we began gathering evidence to put a defense together. During the discovery phase of the case, it became clear that the Police had stopped our Client based on a visual estimate that he was speeding. This visual estimate was not based on radar, laser, or clocking techniques and instead was an eyeball estimate of the Client's speed. Moreover, we were able to identify that the Police Officer failed to read a required form to our Client after his arrest according to his own police report. After several pretrial conferences, the Prosecution agreed to reduce the DUI charge to reckless driving. Facing a DUI charge with a lengthy license suspension, hundreds of dollars of fines, mandatory community service, driver retraining, and heavy costs and fees, our Client managed to resolve the case while avoiding a DUI conviction. If you or a loved one is facing a first offense DUI charge in Rhode Island, give Attorney Nicholas Parrillo at Marin and Barrett, Inc. a call for immediate and experienced legal advice and representation.
RESULT: DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING resulting in a One Year Filing (stay out of trouble), completion of a substance abuse counseling program, completion of thirty five hours of community service, a $100 charitable contribution, and court costs on November 3rd, 2021
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, DUI / DWI
Court: Providence Superior Court