Fairfax City, Virginia: Client was facing 3 criminal charges: misdemeanor DUI drunk driving (VA Code 18.2-266), misdemeanor refusal to take a breath / blood test, and misdemeanor driving in violation of restricted / revoked driver’s license. The evidence in this case overwhelmingly favored the government, as the client was recorded by the police officer’s video camera, which showed the defendant acting uncooperatively, intoxicated, and racist.
This was also the client’s second DUI/DWI offense within 5 years – which has a mandatory 20 day jail sentence under Virginia law. Client was facing up to 3 years in prison, and up to a $7,500 fine on all charges.
RESULT: Guilty plea to the DUI with the mandatory minimum jail sentence and no additional jail time, and the other two misdemeanors were DROPPED.