State v. J.P.

April, 2018
Charges: 3rd Degree DWI - Gross Misdemeanor

Acquitted of the driving under the influence count after a jury trial. Convicted of the .08 or more count. Due to the loss of license that would result from any conviction, the client was forced to take this case to trial, despite not have much of a legal defense. Still, Mr. Gempeler crafted a creative argument and defense to beat one of the counts. This proved crucial when arguing sentencing. The State sought jail time and house arrest, consistent with the statutory minimums. Armed with the acquittal, Mr. Gempeler successfully argued for no jail and only house arrest, plus a shorter probationary period. Even when you lose at trial, you can win in the long run with a sentence better than what the State was offering.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results