Our client was charged with Possession of Dangerous Drugs and the DUI offense of Operating While Intoxicated with a BAC greater than .17 after being arrested by Canton Police. She was caught red handed with pills in her car and a breath alcohol almost three times the legal limit. Even with all this evidence against her, Canton lawyer, Aaron J. Boria was able to get the drug charge dismissed and the Super Drunk offense reduced to the lowest offense possible so that she could keep her driver license.
If you have been charged with drunk driving, possession of drugs, or any other offense contact Canton lawyer, Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dangerous Drugs – Canton Lawyer
Our client was having some wine at a friend’s house out in the Canton area. As a single mother, going out is something she rarely gets to enjoy. Well, unfortunately, she had a little too much fun (or at least a little to much to drink, or a lot to much to drink) and made the poor decision to drive home.
While driving home after 2am on Canton Center Road she made a U-Turn without signaling, which caught the attention of a Canton Police Officer whom then initiated a traffic stop.
During the investigation the officer discovered controlled substances that were illegal for our client to have.
Our client was charged under a local ordinance for possession of dangerous drugs. If convicted she would have faced serious jail time and massive fines. As part of our negotiating tactics with the prosecuting attorney we were able to obtain an outright dismissal of the drug charge.
OWI – Super Drunk – Drunk Driving
During the conversation with the Canton Police, the officer claimed that he could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle. Later, it was discovered that our client’s blood alcohol level was over .18 so the officer was probably telling the truth. The officer asked our client if she had been drinking and at first she said no and then admitted later to drinking. The video we received also indicated that our client was slurring a bit.
Our client was ordered out of the car and instead of politely declining to take the field sobriety tests (which I would recommend you politely decline them) she instead started swearing at the officer and stating, “I’m fucked, I’m fucked, I’m totally fucked”, which unfortunately is admissible as evidence against her.
When you combine her admission to drinking, the officers claim that he could smell the alcohol, our client stumbling, slurring, and stating she is “totally fucked” the officers had probable cause to make an arrest. Ultimately her blood was drawn which confirmed the officer’s suspicions and she was almost three times the legal limit to drive.
Our client was charged with the Super Drunk Driving Offense or High BAC > .17. If convicted she would face up to 6 months in jail, thousands in fines and costs, 6 points added to her driving record, and her driver license would be suspended for an entire year. She would be eligible for a restricted license after 45 days but only with a blow and go installed in her car, which can be very expensive.
Canton Lawyer – 35th District Court
As mentioned above, when we got to court we negotiated with the prosecuting attorney and we were able to negotiate a deal where the drug crime would be dismissed completely saving her potential jail time on that offense, and saving her a lot of money in fines and costs.
As part of the negotiations we were also able to negotiate the Super Drunk Driving offense down to the lowest possible offense, which would save her over a grand in fines and costs to the court and the state. Her driving record points would be reduced as well. Potential jail time would be cut in half and she wouldn’t lose her license for being arrested for DUI, so she could continue to get to work, school, medical appointments, and of course court.
The matter was heard before Judge Plakas at the 35th District Court in Plymouth, which has jurisdiction over Canton cases. When we appeared in front of Judge Plakas for sentencing he agreed to adopt a sentence where our client would not do any jail time, and would have a fairly laid back probation period considering her high blood alcohol level and possession of drugs.
Most people will be shocked to hear the results we obtained in this case due to the fact that the case was a clear loser for the defense. We fight for our clients and we get results, even in some of the worst cases, so if you have been charged with drunk driving, a drug crime, or any other crime in Canton or anywhere else in Michigan call criminal lawyer Aaron J. Boria.
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We keep preaching in our blogs the importance of hiring a knowledgable criminal defense lawyer. No matter how bad you think your case may look, or no matter how guilty you think you are it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer. This client was clearly guilty, but we were still able to negotiate a dismissal or one charge and the reduction of another which resulted in our client saving thousands, avoiding a permanent criminal drug conviction, and more.
We take a limited number of cases so that our clients get the attention they need and deserve. We do not take cases with the intention pawn them off to other lawyers. When you hire criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria you get criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria. For this reason we cannot take every case that comes in the door so we screen our cases and try to make sure that we would be a great fit for your defense and you would be a great fit for our firm.
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