PEOPLE VS. C.G.
This was a client who had three prior DWI and DWAI convictions. He was stopped for having insufficient taillights and for failing to keep right. When he was stopped he failed all five field sobriety tests, stated that he had been drinking prior to driving and was ultimately alleged to have a BAC of .12. He was charged with two felony counts of DWI. While we were fighting the case, the District Attorney’s Office made an offer of an “E” felony disposition with one year in jail and $1500 in fines and surcharges, plus a one year license revocation and interlock requirement. We rejected that offer. Ultimately we made a motion to dismiss the case based on some technical deficiencies in how the case and evidence was handled. The motion was granted and all charges were dismissed against our client, allowing him to avoid another conviction and any potential penalties in this case.