Tuesday, August 21, 2012

OWI-3rd Reduced to OWI-1st

In the span of several weeks, SMG suffered a serious injury at work, his wife filed for divorce, and to really rub salt in the wound, he picked up his third drunk driving offense. To top it all off, SMG's blood test came back at .314, a result that is nearly four times the legal limit. SMG had pretty much hit rock bottom when he contacted our office. The first thing Attorney Sarvan Singh did was advise SMG that there was hope, something SMG hadn't heard in a long time. As with all of our clients, Sarvan took the case and dug deep, finding a flaw in SMG's prior conviction from years before. Sarvan also exposed some significant problems with the arrest. For months, Attorney Singh prepared the case for trial. But before getting to that point, the prosecutor agreed to amend the charge from an OWI-3rd offense all the way down to a first offense. This fantastic result meant that SMG completely avoided the several month jail sentence he was facing; his license revocation went from three years to six months; and his fine went from several thousand dollars down to eight hundred.  And if that weren't enough, Attorney Singh convinced the prosecutor to amend the blood alcohol level so SMG would avoid the ignition interlock device requirement. SMG's luck is finally turning around.