First Offense DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving
CHARGE: FIRST OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI - BAC 0.08 to 0.10)
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 speeding and operating in an erratic manner. After his arrest, the Client submitted to chemical breath testing at the Police Station resulting in an allegation that his blood alcohol content was above the legal limit of 0.08.
We were able to fight the case and file Motions on behalf of our Client arguing that both the standardized field sobriety tests and the chemical breath tests were unreliable and therefore inadmissible at trial against our Client. Based on the strength of our legal arguments, we were able to successfully negotiate a resolution of the case that involved a reduction of the charge from first offense 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), a short forty-five day license suspension, 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 a short forty five day license suspension on September 21st, 2016
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI