Tuesday, June 21, 2011

March 14, 2011: Aggravated OWI-1st Reduced to Reckless Driving

In Town of W. v. M.S., the client was involved in an accident and received four charges: OWI-1st, PAC-1st, Hit and Run, and Failure to Notify Police of an Accident. Through intense investigation and litigation, the prosecution's case began to crumble, to the point that it was obvious they wouldn't be able to obtain a conviction on the drunk driving charges. A deal was negotiated where the original OWI-1st charge was reduced to Reckless Driving. The remaining charges of PAC-1st and Hit and Run were dismissed. The client completely avoided an alcohol-related driving conviction and suffered no suspension or revocation of his driving privileges. This was critical for this client given his commercial driver status.