Wednesday, July 16, 2014

June 26, 2014: First Offense Drunk Driving Case (with .14 breath test result) Reduced to Non-Alcohol-Related Village Ordinance Violations

CM has a successful career as a salesperson in the medical device filed, a job that requires him to drive extensively, both in his home state and Wisconsin. Any disruption to his driving privileges would cost CM his job and would severely hamper his ability to regain similar employment. So when CM had the misfortune of being arrested for his first-ever drunk driving offense, he knew he would have to find the very best attorney to fight his case. After extensive research, CM decided that Dennis Melowski was the only lawyer for the job.

The fantastic deal Dennis reached in CM's case did not come easily. It was the byproduct of nearly two years' worth of work. Through a contested municipal court trial, to an appeal to circuit court where several motion issues were litigated, Dennis pushed the case at every opportunity. Finally, just a few weeks before another motion hearing, Dennis' efforts paid a big way. Dennis was able to convince the prosecutor to drop the two original alcohol-related charges (OWI and PAC) in exchange for CM pleading no contest to two extremely minor village ordinance violations: Being in a Park After Hours and Loitering on Posted Property. Aside from paying a fine, CM suffered no consequences from his arrest. He never lost his license for a single day and nothing will even appear on his driver record related to this incident. More importantly, he avoided becoming a convicted drunk driver. It was the best outcome CM could have hoped for. And he still has his job.