Thursday, January 9, 2014

December 26, 2013: OWI-1st/PAC-1st (with .14 blood test result) Reduced to Zero-Point Traffic Offenses; Another CDL Client's Career Saved

Our client, RS, is a commercial driver whose career absolutely depends on maintaining valid CDL privileges. In his profession, a drunk driving conviction is like a career death sentence. So when RS was pulled over for speeding and excessive engine revving after consuming some drinks at a concert, his career literally flashed before his eyes. Having a blood test result that came back at .14 only made his fears worsen. Fortunately, RS was referred to Dennis Melowski by a former client, another CDL holder whose case Dennis was able to get completely dismissed. After reviewing RS's case, Dennis saw light at the end of the tunnel. As it turns out, there were multiple shortcomings in the officer's investigation of RS's case, specifically relating to how the officer administered the field sobriety tests to RS and the "results" those tests claimed to produce. Dennis filed several legal challenges on RS's behalf. Just a few days prior to the hearing with the judge regarding those challenges, Dennis was able to negotiate a fantastic settlement. Under the deal Dennis reached, RS's original OWI charge was reduced to Improper Parking Off Roadway. The remaining PAC charge was reduced to Improper Signal. These two reduced  charges are considered so minor that they each carry zero points. Aside from paying fines, RS suffered no consequences from this incident. He never lost his license for even a single day and his commercial driving career remains fully intact. A truly outstanding way to close out a most successful 2013.