State v. A.G.
Charges: OUI Refusal (Class D), Reckless Conduct with a Deadly Weapon (Class C felony)
Maximum Penalty: 5 years (felony) + 364 days jail on the OUI; $7,000.00 fine; 14 month loss of license (includes 275 day suspension with the BMV)
Mandatory Minimum Penalty: 4 days jail; $600.00 fine; 5 month loss of license
Summary: Client initially met with WTB LAW but decided to retain a different law firm. According to the client, communication between client and the firm was poor and there were some "broken promises" that concerned client. Client asked us to take on the case and we accepted. Client was charged with driving drunk and reckless conduct with a deadly weapon. Client was alleged to have been driving south in the northbound lane of Rt. 95. This was a case that could have easily ended in tragedy. Fortunately, that was not the case. We came up with a plan of action that included extensive counseling and substance abuse testing, extensive community service, documentation of client's nursing licenses and the impact on client's career, documentation of client's neurological issues that were a contributing factor to the driving behavior. Based on our presentation of the client's case, the DA agreed to dismiss the most serious of charges, thus saving client's nursing license and career.
Result: OUI Refusal and felony Reckless Conduct with a Deadly Weapon dismissed. Client pled guilty to Driving to Endanger for a fine of $575.00 and a 30 day suspension of the client's license. No suspension through the BMV.
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI