STATE v. G.G.
Mandatory Minimum Penalty: 4 days jail; 275 days suspension + 150 days if convicted = 14 months loss of license; $700 fine.
Maximum Penalty: 364 days jail; 14 months loss of license; $2,000.00 fine
Summary: Client was "relieving himself" next to his car in a parking lot of a closed business when he was approached by a local law enforcement officer. The initial inquiry quickly expanded into a full-blown OUI investigation. Client performed extremely poorly on the field sobriety tests and exhibited bizarre behavior according to the officer. Client ultimately refused to take a breath test and was summonsed for an OUI refusal.
Result: OUI Refusal was dismissed in return for a guilty plea to a Driving to Endanger; a fine of $1,000.00 and 48 hours in the alternative sentencing program.