PEOPLE VS. R.O.
Our client was charged with three misdemeanor counts of DWI, including an allegation that he was driving with above a .18 bac. This case was particularly challenging because he had three prior alcohol convictions. The original offer was a plea with the potential for incarceration. We wrote a letter to the judge before pleading our client to that offer. We outlined the type of person our client is and how he didn’t deserve, nor could he afford to be incarcerated. The judge ultimately took our position and allowed our client to plead to a DWI but committed to no incarceration. This disposition holds our client responsible for his actions but allows our client to keep his job and continue being a productive member or society. Without taking the extra actions that we did on our client’s behalf this situation could have turned out significantly worse for him and his family.