Tuesday, June 21, 2011

March 17, 2011: OWI-1st (Drugs) Reduced to Reckless Driving

After fighting with the prosecution for more than a year in the case of State of Wisconsin v. L.B., expert lawyering finally won the day. By raising countless legal and factual challenges, the case was weakened sufficiently that the prosecutor did not believe she could obtain a conviction at trial on the original charge of Operating While Impaired by Drugs. The case was resolved by the client pleading No Contest to a reduced charge of Reckless Driving. She suffered no loss of license and, more importantly, was able to avoid the stigma of having a drug-related driving conviction on her record.