First Offense DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving in the Kent County District Court
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 the State 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 State Police Barracks resulting in an allegation that his blood alcohol content was above the legal limit of 0.08.
After the DUI trial had begun, we were able to successfully object to the introduction of evidence presented by the Prosecution. The evidence that was excluded from the trial was necessary for the Prosecution to be able to introduce our Client's alleged chemical breath test results. Based on the Prosecution's inability to introduce this breath test evidence, 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 ninety day license suspension, a $500 fine, substance abuse counseling 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 ninety day loss of license, a $500 fine, and substance abuse counseling on October 4th, 2016
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI