STATE v. M.G.
Charges: OUI (.19% BrAC)
Mandatory Minimum Penalty: 48 hours jail; $500.00 fine; 150 day loss of license
Maximum Penalty: 364 days jail; $2,000.00 fine; 150 day loss of license
Summary: Client was stopped for swerving. Client was given field sobriety tests and performed poorly. Officer noted that the client was slurring his/her speech and that the client had red, blood shot glassy eyes. Client admitted to consuming alcohol earlier in the evening at a local bar.
Result: The DA agreed to place the client on deferred disposition for a period of 1 year. In return, client agreed to refrain from alcohol, get a substance abuse evaluation and counseling if needed. Client was required to complete 50 hours community service. If client successfully completed the requirements of the deferred disposition, the state will dismiss the OUI charge in return for a plea to Driving to Endanger.