August 2017 - First Offense Dismissed for Valor Act
The police alleged that my client was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor, among other charges. My client served in the in the United States Marine Corps. The Court recognized that he was a veteran prior to his arraignment on these charges.
Imprisonment for not more than 2 1/2 years, or not less than $500, or both, plus $50 Victims of Drunk Driving Assessment, $250 Head Injury Assessment, and license revoked for 1 year.
Pursuant to the Valor Act, my client underwent an evaluation with the local VA and received a recommendation that he receive treatment through the VA. The prosecutor and the Judge recognized my client's service, that he had no criminal record, and that treatment would benefit my client. As a result of my efforts and the efforts of the VA, my client was not arraigned on any charges, and the OUI - First Offense was dismissed.