Thursday, July 25, 2013
JUNE 25, 2013: OWI 3RD OFFENSE WITH REFUSAL AMENDED TO RECKLESS DRIVING
Many of our clients get dealt a bad hand. For example, DRO, a commercial driver who was pulled over, argumentative with the cops, and provided a test result of .138. However, DRO's case contained an obscure legal issue that an inexperienced lawyer may not have identified. Not only did Attorney Sarvan Singh recognize the issue, he knew exactly how to leverage it to the client's benefit. On the day of DRO's trial, Sarvan unleashed the legal issue challenging the procedures followed by the officers when they arrested DRO. Upon examination, the judge agreed with Sarvan- the officers failed to follow the proper procedure, which in turn changed the entire complexion of the prosecutor's case. The prosecutor could not go forward and agreed to amend the OWI to a Reckless Driving, which saved DRO's commercial driver's license and livelihood.