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February 2018 - First Offense Dismissed


The police originally stopped my client after receiving a call reporting my client has an erratic operator. My client performed Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and submitted to a Portable Breath Test as well as the breath test at the police department. The breath test resulted in a .18. Consequently, my client was charged with OUI-Liquor, First Offense, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.  

Maximum Penalty:

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. 


I filed a motion to suppress for the breath test and other evidence. As a result, the defendant was found not guilty for OUI-Liquor. Amazing outcome! 

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If found guilty, you may be facing serious penalties and life altering consequences, including jail time, steep fines, court ordered alcohol treatment programs, and community service. In addition, your driver’s license can be suspended for an extended period of time. Depending on the specific circumstances pertaining to your case, your offense may be charged as a felony, which exponentially increases your penalties. Do not sit back and wait for your charges to resolve themselves. Be proactive and call immediately to secure the representation of Attorney Joseph Bernard to resolve your case in the most efficient way possible and with the most favorable outcome available to you.


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