State v. U.M.
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 weaving across the dividing lines on a major road as well as for having her highbeams on while facing oncoming traffic that included the arresting officer. Client was over the age of 65 yet was requested to perform field sobriety tests. Client performed poorly and admitted to consuming alcohol earlier in the evening. Client blew above the legal limit.
Result: Deferred disposition for 1 year. At the end of the 1 year period the case would be dismissed. This was an excellent outcome in light of the fact that this jurisdiction has a NO deferred disposition policy!