Disclaimer: Every case is different and past results do not guarantee or predict future results.
TWO POWHATAN, VA DUI/DWI CASES REDUCED
DUI cases are challenging because they bring a lot of public attention. There are many people and groups who track DUI/DWI charges and in my experience they tend to be more political. No one wants to come across as being soft on driving under the influence. That said, with LOWER blood alcohol cases many prosecutors are willing to work with you.
On the cases I recently had, NEITHER case was a lower BAC case. Each one was WELL ABOVE where any prosecutor would consider reducing the charge. And so many times these cases would wind up as convictions for DUI.
LEAVITT & MARTIN DUI LAWYERS FIND LEGAL DEFENSE ON BOTH CASES
The importance of having skilled trial lawyers for DUI cases cannot be overstated. There are any number of possible defenses that can come up. In cases like this, it was imperative to find a legal defense. The prosecutor outright told me he would not amend to reckless driving at these BAC levels.
So I did my criminal discovery, and in that process I found a potential legal defense in each case. At that point, I was able to use the legal defenses as a bargaining chip to get each case to reckless driving which was very important to each of my clients for a number of reasons.
There are many issues a prosecutor might have when trying these cases. It is very important to do a thorough review and exploit any potential issues to your benefit.