STATE v. D.R.
Maximum Sentence: 364 days jail, 90 days loss of license and a fine of $2,000.00.
Mandatory Minimum Sentence: $500 fine and a license suspension of 90 days.
Synopsis: Client was stopped for "erratic operation" by the Maine State Police. Client allegedly failed his field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for OUI. Client blew above the legal limit. Cruiser video was obtained that showed the trooper improperly administered the field sobriety tests and that the client performed much better than what the trooper wrote in his report.
Result: Client pled guilty to Driving to Endanger for a fine of $575 and a suspension of his privileges for 30 days. The officer was made on the day of jury selection and subsequently accepted by the client.