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September 2017 - Second Offense Dismissed


My client was pulled over for failure to stop for a red light. He performed Field Sobriety Tests. As a result, the police then claimed that my client was driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. My client submitted to a breath test after he was transported to the police department.

Maximum Penalty:

Potential incarceration for no less than 60 days, 30 days mandatory, with a fine between $600 and $10,000, in addition to a 2-year loss of license for the conviction.


Based upon the numerous motions I filed challenging the reliability of the breath test used to prosecute my client, the DA dismissed the OUI-Liquor, second offense charge. The motions, combined with my client's veteran status, successfully allowed the charge to be dismissed.

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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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