Our office recently defended a client who was facing a mandatory 20 year suspension of his license and a mandatory 6 months in county jail. This was the result of our client being charged with his third offense for driving while intoxicated. To make matters worse, after being arrested and charged with DWI based on his field sobriety tests, he refused to take the Alcotest machine (Breathalyzer). This resulted in him being charged with both a DWI and Refusal – each punishable by a mandatory 10 year suspension and 6 months in county jail for the DWI.
Needless to say, his life and livelihood was on the line, in every sense of the meaning. The prosecutor was unwilling to bend and offer any plea deals so we prepared for trial. On the day of trial our attorneys made a motion before the court to dismiss for lack of prosecution because the State was unable to prove their case against our client. After hearing oral arguments from both sides, the judge agreed with our motion and dismissed the charges against our client. He was able to walk out of the courthouse without doing any jail, paying any fines or even losing his license for even a day. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI, DUI, or Refusal then contact our office today at (201) 793-8018 for a free consultation with one of our experienced defense lawyers who can analyze your case and explain your options.