STATE v. S.P.
Offense: 2nd Offense OUI
Mandatory Minimum Penalty: 7 days jail; 3 year loss of license; $700.00 fine
Maximum Penalty: 364 days jail; 3 year loss of license; $2,000.00 fine
Summary: Client was stopped for speeding. He admitted to drinking earlier in the evening and was administered field sobriety tests. Client was arrested on suspicion of OUI and brought into the station for a breath test. Client blew a .13% BrAC.
Result: Client was a veteran and his prior OUI was nearly outside the 10 year window. Based on his military service and the length of time since his last conviction, the DA agreed to dismiss the prior and charge him as a 1st offense OUI with no jail and a 150 day loss of license.