In a recent OUI case, our client was accused of operating under the influence after they were found to be driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.13%. Not only were they observed by a police officer driving erratically, but they failed to successfully complete the field sobriety tests. Adding to the case was the fact that they had an out of state driver's license and was driving a company car at the time of the arrest.
The case against them seemed very strong when the client came to the Law Office of William T. Bly for help. They were facing a possible 364 day stay in jail as well as a $2,000 fine and 90 days without their driver's license. We argued that the evidence in the case was illegally obtained, and as a result, the DA agreed to reduce the charges from OUI to driving to endanger. This means the penalties also were reduced to a $750 fine and 30 day license suspension.