STATE v. C.R.
Charge: Operating After Suspension (OAS)
Maximum Penalty: 60 day loss of license; 6 months jail; $1,000.00 fine
Summary: Client had a looooong history of criminal traffic violations. In fact, I represented the client on 2 prior OUI charges and had both of those previous charges reduced to Driving to Endanger. Unfortunately, the client chose to drive while serving out a 30 day suspension on the last OUI drop down I achieved for the client and was stopped while under suspension.
Result: Due in large part to my relationship with the DA on the case, I was able to convince the DA to place my client on deferred disposition in return for completion of a substantial amount of community service and completion of a defensive driver program. The case was ultimately dismissed and the client avoided being classified as an Habitual Offender by the State of Maine.