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September 2017 - First Offense Dismissed


The police originally stopped my client for speeding and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He was subsequently arrested based on those charges. Once the he was transported to the police department, he was asked to perform Field Sobriety Tests. He performed these tests and refused the breath test. As a result, he was additionally charged with operating under the influence of alcohol.

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. 


The police department was unable to produce a copy of the booking video despite stating in the police report that my client was record. I filed a motion to dismiss for lost and destroyed evidence which successfully resulted the dismissal of my client's OUI-Liquor charge. Not only was the charge dismissed, but the restoration of his license was successful too! 

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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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