Case #1: OWI-1st (with .172 Blood Test Result) Reduced to Two Minor Traffic Offenses
Despite an accident and a blood test result more than twice the legal limit, our client, RAE, was spared the life-altering stigma of a drunk driving conviction thanks to the shrewd lawyering of Dennis Melowski. Although RAE's case initially looked like it would be very difficult, Dennis was able to lay the groundwork for a fantastic outcome with his careful questioning of the arresting officer at RAE's DOT suspension hearing, even convincing the DOT to not administartively suspend RAE while his case was pending in court. Due to the damage Dennis had done at the DOT hearing, the prosecutor knew a conviction on the original drunk driving charges would be a longshot. Dennis was able to convince the prosecutor to reduce the OWI charge to the minor traffic offense of Inattentive Driving. The PAC charge was reduced to the equally minor offense of Failure to Keep Vehicle Under Control. Aside from paying some small fines, that combined were still less than the drunk driving fines, RAE suffered no consequences. He never lost his license for a single day, avoided the costly and embarrasing IID device, and has no alcohol-related conviction on his record. A truly fantastic outcome.