State v. R.W.

May, 2023
Charges: 2nd Degree DWI - Gross misdemeanor; Misdemeanor DWI; Open Bottle violation - misdemeanor

Plea to a gross misdemeanor DWI with a sentence that ignored the statutory minimums. For a second time offense with an elevated alcohol reading, the client should have had additional time to serve along with a lengthy term of house arrest and probationary period. Instead, the client is not required to serve any additional time, has no house arrest to serve, and is only placed on probation for one-year. This is an incredible outcome, considering the first offer wanted a lengthy term of house arrest, a longer probationary period, and a requirement to enlist in the ignition interlock program. For a client that lives in Iowa, avoiding the hassle with much of this offer was imperative, especially with potential job consequences in play. Thankfully, the North Star team pushed hard for the outcome achieved and the client is very pleased to have retained North Star to fight on his behalf.

Types of Charge(s): DWI Case Results, Gross Misdemeanor