STATE v. R.I.
Maximum Penalty: 364 days jail; 1 year loss of license; $2,000.00 fine
Mandatory Minimum Penalty: 4 days jail; $700.00 fine
Synopsis: Client was stopped for running a stop sign and nearly striking a police cruiser. Client admitted to the consumption of alcohol, performed poorly on field sobriety tests and exhibited numerous signs of intoxication.
Result: Client was a member of the US Navy and in jeopardy of being discharged if convicted of the OUI offense. We were able to work out a reasonable plea agreement with an understanding prosecutor, which consisted of dismissing the OUI charge and pleading the client guilty to Driving to Endanger and 48 hours in the Alternative Sentencing Program. The client was able to remain in the US Navy thanks to the plea agreement reached.