July 17, 2015
Risk = 6 months jail, 5 years probation, $2500 fine plus surcharge, suspended driver’s license, ignition interlock device, substance abuse screening and counseling. Conducted INTENSIVE investigation: reviewed body camera footage of arrest, engaged a laboratory and police investigations expert, personally viewed blood tubes, submitted request to prosecution for reduced charge plea offer (denied) but kept attacking and preparing for trial, filed numerous pretrial motions to preclude prosecution from using certain evidence (all granted), 5 days before scheduled jury trial after one final request – prosecution agrees to drop DUI charges and give client a plea offer to class 2 misdemeanor reckless driving with zero days jail and no DUI-related MVD consequences or ignition interlock requirements. Fighting until the end pays off. Client overjoyed.
Result = no DUI-related MVD consequences or ignition interlock requirements. Fighting until the end pays off. Client overjoyed.
Gilbert Municipal Court – Client charged with 2 counts of DUI. BAC = .113, pulled over for driving without headlights at night.