New Real Estate Agent In Beaver, PA Gets Charges Reduced Instead Of A Third DUI Conviction
During a snowy night in Beaver, PA a young man, who recently acquired his real estate license was involved in an auto accident. Suffering a concussion, he stumbled to a nearby convenience store where the clerk thought he looked inebriated and called the police. When they arrived, the man who had two prior DUI convictions would not submit to a blood test was charged with refusing a chemical test and a DUI. Because of his previous record, a third DUI conviction could result in a one-year jail sentence, a $1500 fine, and license suspension for up to 18 months. Not wanting to see his burgeoning career halted, he called upon the legal expertise of Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC.
Attorney Matthew Ness took the young man’s case and filed a motion to suppress based on the fact the officers did not have the necessary probable cause to make the arrest. Essentially, they did not see him driving and since the weather conditions could have been the root of the accident there was no reason to require an alcohol test. His attorney leveraged this motion in their negations and the client accepted a guilty plea to general impairment, which included a $300 fine, six months of probation, no jail time, and no license suspension. Without the third DUI conviction, our client was free to continue in his new profession without hindrance.
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