Georgia 2nd and 3rd DUI in 5 years reduced to Reckless Driving
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI / Endangering Child DUI reduced to Reckless
Description: This single mother was detained and arrested for DUI and endangering a child DUI (3 year old child in car) after being detained by the Police. Client was trying to do a good deed by going to bail her 3 year old's grandfather out of jail where he taken due to a domestic dispute with his son (child's father).
Mom tried to do the right thing and drop child off prior to going to the jail with the Dad, but Dad wouldn't take her and instead called the Police. Mom had a previous DUI in 5 years so this would be #2 and #3. We were prepared to attack this case on all possible fronts.
As a result of tough plea negotiations and a compassionate COP (Yes some do exist) we were ultimately able to convince the Solicitor of the weaknesses in the case and secure a Reckless Driving Plea which prevented a potential Habitual Violator Status and a 5 year revocation of driving privleges, not to mention lengthy jail time.