August 22, 2016
2nd Aggravated DUI. One prior felony aggravated DUI, one prior misdemeanor DUI. Case was old, but police and evidence were still around. Demonstrated significant life changes with client to the prosecution. Utilized extensive mitigation and aggressive negotiations. Client’s risk if convicted at trial was mandatory prison between 2.25 and 7.5 years prison (starting point for the judge would have been 4.5 years prison). Initial offer from prosecution = 2.5 years prison. I knew we could do better if the prosecutor heard the client’s story. Compiled extensive personal history and submitted to the prosecution. Next offer = 6 months prison plus probation. Again, went back to prosecutor. Final plea = 5 months prison plus probation with 100 hours community service. Client will be out with her family before Christmas. Successful outcome and very happy client. Result = 5 months prison plus 2 years probation with 100 hours community service instead of 2.25 – 7.5 years prison. Client saved between 2 and 7 years prison.