OWI/PAC 0.188 Amended to Reckless Driving and DC with a Motor Vehicle
Sometimes good people get in bad situations. That is what happened with our client in February of 2013. The client was out with co-workers and was stopped by officers who stated they observed her traveling partially in the wrong lane of travel.
Officers stated that upon contact with the client they could smell an odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle and the client’s speech was slurred and her eyes were glassy and red.
Officers requested that the client perform standardized field sobriety tests based on their observations and according to officers, the client failed all three tests offered to her.
The client’s blood draw came back at 0.188 which is well over 2 times the legal limit. The client was very concerned how the charge may impact her life and profession so she made a decision to hire a lawyer to fight the case for her. After looking around, a lawyer in Chicago told her that Chirafisi & Verhoff could help her.
After many months and motions being filed in her case, the prosecutor became concerned that he was going to lose the case based on an issue with the chain of custody. He offered the client an amendment from OWI to Reckless Driving and DC with a motor vehicle (both are ordinance violations). The client avoided any alcohol related conviction as well as any driver’s license revocation. Needless to say she was thrilled with the outcome.