DUI Victory in Rhode Island
Earlier this week, we were able to secure the reduction of a Rhode Island DUI charge for a Client facing heavy penalties if convicted. We were able to help her avoid a criminal conviction, avoid the extended loss of her drivers license, and avoid the hefty fines and penalties associated with a DUI conviction in Rhode Island.Case Facts
The Client was pulled over by a local police department after another driver called in and told dispatch that her vehicle was all over the road. After the car was stopped, the Client submitted to standardized field sobriety tests which, in the Officer's opinion, she failed horribly. She was arrested and taken to the police station where she submitted to a chemical breath test. The results of that test indicated that her blood alcohol content was 0.25, over three times the legal limit.Legal Arguments
After we were hired to represent our Client, we immediately began the discovery process and obtained both the police reports and the video of the events at the police station. The video is often overlooked by inexperienced or lazy defense lawyers. In reviewing the video, it became clear that the Officer, contrary to her assertions, had not properly administered the chemical breath test rendering the results inadmissible under Rhode Island law.
In further investigating the case, we discovered that the Client suffered from severe back problems due to a broken neck a few years ago which caused her significant problems even standing, let alone conducting standardized field sobriety tests.
Lastly, we were also able to uncover jurisdictional issues which, if pressed, may have rendered the arrest of our Client unlawful and outside of the arresting Officer's lawful jurisdiction.Outcome
After extensive negotiations, the Prosecution agreed to reduce the charge from DUI (BAC Over 0.15) to misdemeanor Reckless Driving. The Client was ordered to stay out of trouble for one year (a Filing), surrender her license for 30 days, and submit to a substance abuse assessment and counseling if necessary.
If you are facing a Rhode Island DUI Charge, contact Attorney Matthew Marin for experienced and aggressive legal representation. We are available 24/7 at 401-228-8271. #rhodeislandduilawyer #rhodeislandduiattoreny #rhodeislandcriminaldefenselawyer #rhodeislandcriminaldefenseattorney www.matthewtmarin.com/rhode_island_dui_defense_lawyer.htmlwww.rhode-island-dui-lawyer.com