Monday, November 17, 2014

November 3, 2014: OWI-1st/PAC-1st Reduced to Two Minor Traffic Tickets for Delivery Driver Client

MB is employed as a delivery driver for a very well-known package delivery corporation. It's an excellent job, with great pay and benefits, and one that MB couldn't imagine life without. Unfortunately, in this field, any disruption to valid driving privileges, especially when alcohol-related, is nothing short of a professional death sentence. So when MB was arrested for her first-ever drunk driving charge, she was looking at far more than just the court-imposed penalties. She was staring down the end of her career. She had to do something, but what could be done? She knew she had struggled on the field sobriety tests and she also had a breath test over the legal limit. Not knowing where to turn, MB sought the advice of a local attorney, who was pessimistic about her chances if she chose to fight the case. The attorney bluntly told MB that her only shot was to hire Dennis Melowski. Convinced Dennis was the only one who could help, MB put her future in Dennis' hands. The decision is one MB will never regret. Despite having to contend with some very difficult facts, Dennis was able to find an issue which seriously called into question the validity of how the breath test was administered to MB at the police station. By scouring the maintenance records of the breath test machine, Dennis identified an issue that most lawyers would have missed. Just a few days before MB's jury trial, Dennis was able to leverage his ammunition regarding the breath test into a fantastic result for MB. Dennis convinced the prosecutor to reduce the OWI charge to the minor traffic offense of Inattentive Driving. The remaining PAC charge was reduced to the equally minor offense of Deviation from Designated Lane. Aside from paying some fines, MB suffered no consequences from her arrest. She never lost her license for a single day and avoided the career-ending stigma of a drunk driving conviction. She is still driving for the same well-known company...and she couldn't be happier. (To read MB's thoughts of Dennis' work on her case and just how thrilled she really was, please read the review she posted on the independent lawyer-rating website Avvo. It's entitled, "Go with the Best!" and can be read here: