When a driver is charged with a DUI, the punishments can be serious. Recently, a client came to our firm after he was charged with a DUI and Refusal. This means that the prosecution had reason to believe that he was guilty of a DUI, and could charge him for refusing to take blood and breath tests that are required by the law. The suspect had not been arrested for a DUI within 6 years, but in his lifetime he had been charged with two previous offenses. This may have affected his sentence and caused the judge to add a harsher penalty.
When this client came to our firm, we set about right away to obtain a Motion to Suppress. To our delight, the court chose to dismiss our client’s OVI charge which means that this would not end up on the client’s driving record. This would keep his insurance rates low and help him to avoid getting his license revoked or being cited for criminal conduct in the event of a background check. In addition to this, our client’s refusal to take a blood or breath test charged was minimized and reduced to a reckless operation charge.
Reckless operation is considered a fourth degree misdemeanor and only comes with a fine and court costs. Our client was able to avoid jail time and license revocation among other crimes. As a result, he was able to walk free after trial with only a monetary expense as punishment. If you have been arrested for an OVI charge and are worried about your future, you need to hire a firm that has proven success based on their case results. You need to hire Gounaris Abboud, LPA today!