Outcome: Charges Reduced – no jail, avoids felony conviction
Description: PCT left his company’s Christmas party last December after drinking “a few beers.” On his way home he was stopped by a state trooper. During the stop the trooper detected the strong odor of alcohol, noticed PCT’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and had difficulty understanding PCT’s speech. While getting out of his truck PCT had difficulty standing up straight. Following poor performance on the field sobriety test PCT was arrested. He took the breath test and blew 0.19. To make matters worse, it was charged as a 3rd offense. PCT had been convicted of two OUIs over 25 years ago. After much back-and-forth with the prosecutors, we were able to negotiate a plea deal whereby PCT avoided a felony conviction and a mandatory 6-month jail sentence.