State v. M.D., January, 2016
Charges: 3rd Degree DWI - Refusal (Gross Misdemeanor)
Resolution: Misdemeanor DWI Plea, with no jail time and a low fine. The client refused the alcohol concentration test back at the station, making this first-time offense a gross misdemeanor. But, before then, she tested a very high level when given the PBT and, to make matters worse, her conduct was less than ideal - she resisted officers, engaged in verbal abuse, etc. As a result of this behavior, despite mandatory bail not being necessary, she was held for a couple days before getting this firm involved. Despite all of this, Mr. Adkins resolved this case with no jail time, the lowest possible fine by statute, and probation to the Court (saving the client several hundred in additional expenses). An early assessment, hustle by the client to get her license reinstated via the ignition interlock, and compelling use of the Bernard matter pending in the United States Supreme Court all combined for a remarkable outcome, for a remarkable young client.