Thursday, October 3, 2013
Matt Murray Obtains Another Outstanding Result: OWI - Causing Injury and Felony Hit and Run with a Blood Test of .256 Reduced to OWI-1st with No Jail.
A lot was riding on this case. Not only would a felony conviction result in SK losing his job, but you can imagine how difficult it would be to find another one. Not only that, but the State was initially seeking probation and 50 days jail along with other enhanced penalties relating to license revocation, ignition interlock and fines. By fighting the case right up until the end and taking a hard-lined approach in negotiations, the prosecution eventually agreed to amend the OWI-Causing Injury to a simple OWI-1st without any jail or probation and agreed to place SK on a Deferred Prosecution Agreement on the Felony Hit and Run. That means that as long as SK follows the agreement for one year, which included alcohol counseling, then that charge would be completely dismissed. Another job saved.