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Charge: OUI Refusal and Refusal to Sign a Uniform Summons & Complaint (USAC)

Maximum Penalty: 364 days jail; $2,000.00 fine; 1 year loss of license on the OUI Refusal.  180 days jail and $1,000.00 fine on Refusing to Sign USAC.

Mandatory Minimum Penalty: 4 days jail; $700 fine; 1 year loss of license (275 for the admin suspension and 90 days for the OUI).

Summary: Client was coming home after dinner and following a long day of work.  Client was driving on a rural road when a deer jumped out in front of hime, causing him to swerve and roll the van into a ditch.  Client was badly shaken up and had struck his head on the window when the van tipped over.  Client had also urinated on himself due to a bladder condition.  Police arrived on scene and arrested him shortly after he refused to perform field sobriety tests.  Client was brought back to the police station and refused to take a breath test.

Result: On the day of jury selection, the DA offered to file all charges for no costs for a period of 9 months with the charges to be dismissed at the end of the filing period.  Client accepted the offer, which was a "no-brainer" decision.  Client was relieved the case was over and ecstatic with the outcome.  The reason this outcome was achieved was due in large part to being prepared to pick a jury and try the case.  It also helped that there were very favorable facts for the defense.

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William Bly

William T. Bly, Esq. is a graduate of Rutgers College where he majored in Political Science with a minor in U.S. History. Attorney Bly attended and graduated the University of Maine School of Law. During his time in law school, Attorney Bly focused on criminal defense.

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