Wednesday, October 30, 2013

All cases aren't dismissed but a plea bargain can still be a great result!

Although I strive for a dismissal on every case, the vast majority of cases are resolved by negotiating a plea bargain.

Today my client received a Reckless Driving reduction on a second offense DUI wherein the alleged BAC was .173 and .170.  This is a great result!  The agreement held no jail and that the client must complete an alcohol evaluation and DUI victim's panel.  Considering this was a two car collision (my client was allegedly at fault), it was the best result for which we could have hoped.  My client was ecstatic and the judge felt it was appropriate so the plea bargain was happily accepted.  State v. W.L. Case No. 3ZC002494 (Pierce county district court).