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Third Offense Dismissed


Police claim that client was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. Police claim that the client had failed field sobriety tests.

MAXIMUM PENALTY: Incarceration for not less than one hundred and eighty (180) days not more than 2 ½  years a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and not more than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) possible loss of license of eight (8) years.

OUTCOME: We were able to successfully defend a third offense drunk driving case after convincing the prosecuting attorney on the day of trial that they were not going to be able to prove that a moped was a motor vehicle under the statute. Case was dismissed, no jail time imposed!

Fight to protect your future

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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