State v. M.M., January, 2017
Charges: 3rd Degree DWI - Gross Misdemeanor
Resolution: Pled guilty, but limited criminal consequences dramatically. Client was charged with a 3rd degree on a first-time DWI due to an alcohol reading of .22 - nearly three times the legal limit. Typically, such a reading would require jail and/or community work service, plus a steep fine. Following our advice to complete a chemical dependency assessment and provide proof of exceptional performance in school, the client was sentenced to no jail, no community work service, a minimal fine, and is on probation to the court, rather than supervised probation, which saves the client an additional $200-300. These efforts may seem minor, but they are incredibly valuable and appreciated by our clients.