State v. C.V.
Maximum Sentence: 364 days jail, 90 day loss of license, $2,000.00 fine
Mandatory Minimum Sentence: 48 hours jail, 90 day loss of license, $500 fine
Synopsis: Client lost control of her vehicle due to slippery conditions on the road. Client attempted to contact 911 to report the accident but due to cell phone coverage issues, was unable to complete the call. Client walked to a friend's home where she stayed for a period of time and consumed alcohol. Client was given a ride back to the scene of the accident by her friends where she met with a police officer who placed her under arrest for OUI.
Result: Client pled guilty to Driving to Endanger for a fine of $575 and a license suspension of 30 days. DA agreed that the State would have a difficult time proving the client's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, which is why a DTE was offered.