State v. J.F.
Maximum Sentence: 364 days jail, 90 day loss of license, $2,000.00 fine
Mandatory Minimum Sentence: 90 day loss of license, $500.00 fine
Synopsis: Client was stopped for suspicious behavior and erratic operation. When confronted by the officer about his drinking earlier in the evening, the client denied consuming any alcohol. Client was driving a company vehicle and held an out of state license. Client performed poorly on all field sobriety tests and blew a .13% BrAC.
Result: Based on the uncertainty of the outcome on a motion to suppress illegally obtained evidence, the DA agreed to drop the charge to a Driving to Endanger. Client was fined $750.00 and a license suspension of 30 days was imposed. Client was able to maintain his employment since the OUI was dismissed.