STATE v. C.M.
Mandatory Minimum Penalties: $700 fine; 1 year loss of license (275 days for the BMV suspension and 90 days for the conviction); 4 days jail
Maximum Penalty: $2,000.00 fine; 364 days jail
Summary: Client was stopped for speeding. Client was slurring his speech and had difficulty retrieving his documents. Client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests, especially the ABCs. Client was arrested for OUI and ultimately, refused to take a breath test.
Result: Through careful negotiation with the DA, we were able to get the OUI Refusal dismissed and the client pled guilty to Driving to Endanger for a fine of $575.00 and a license suspension of 30 days.