STATE v. S.D.
Maximum Sentence: 364 days jail, $2,000.00 fine, 90 day loss of license
Mandatory Minimum Sentence: $500 fine and 90 day loss of license
Synopsis: Client was stopped for a minor traffic infraction. Client had been drinking earlier in the evening and admitted to drinking to the officer. Client performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested on suspicion of OUI. Client was administered a breath test and blew over the legal limit of .08% and was charged with OUI.
Result: Client pled guilty to the crime of Reckless Conduct. As a result, no license suspension was imposed and the client remained free to drive. Considering that the client had an out-of-state license and would have been suspended for 1 year had he been convicted of the OUI, this was an excellent outcome for the client.