PEOPLE VS. N.H.
In this case, our client was charged with the misdemeanor charge of DWAI Drugs. She was alleged to have driven down a one way street the wrong way. Her BAC was relatively low and Hydrocodone was found in her system. We were able to show the ADA that she did not have a history of drug abuse nor was she a continuous offender. Our client had significant medical issues which made it necessary to take narcotics for pain. Even though her prescription itself was not a legal defense to the charge, it did sway the prosecutor to offer her a plea outside of the alcohol and drug category. She plead guilty to disorderly conduct and a parking ticket. This plea allowed her to avoid any criminal record and any charge associated with drugs or alcohol.