STATE v. D.T.
Maximum Sentence: $2,000.00 fine and 364 days jail
Synopsis: Client arrived on scene where son had been involved in a single car accident. Son was later arrested on suspicion of OUI. Prior to the police arriving, the client removed an empty bottle of alcohol from the vehicle that had fallen out.
Result: Case was dismissed at docket call. We argued that the jury wouldn't convict a member of the community based on this minor violation and that the client honestly believed what he threw away was a "tobacco spit bottle". Furthermore, the client cooperated with the investigation and pointed out the bottle that he had disposed of.