Monday, February 24, 2014

Operating with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration - First Offense Reduced to Absolute Sobriety Violation Only

EO, a college student from Illinois, was stopped for going 69 mph in a 55 mph zone.  He admitted to the officer that he had been drinking and his breath alcohol test result was a .10.  With EO being under the age of 21, it was an uphill battle on the absolute sobriety violation. However, Attorney Matt Murray scoured the discovery and filed three motions attacking the information that was provided to EO by the officer.  While the prosecutor originally refused to budge on the drunk driving charge, after litigating the motions for over an hour, the prosecution finally agreed to dismiss the drunk driving offense.  This left EO with only an absolute sobriety violation. At such an early stage of his promising life, EO was thrilled that he was able to completely avoid the permanent black mark associated with being a convicted drunk driver. Another very happy client.