Second DUI Penalties ReducedMay 21 2014 in 2014 Case Results, Case Results, DUI
Recently, a superintendent in his mid-40s was charged with a second DUI and speeding. In this matter, his second DUI was graded as a misdemeanor of the first degree. The man was extremely concerned about his job; his employer did not know about the new charge and it was important to him that they did not find out. Unfortunately, his BAC was almost three times the legal limit and he was facing a 90-day mandatory jail sentence as part of his charges. He hired Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC to represent him and mitigate the penalties he was facing. His prior DUI was out of Kentucky.
At the time of the offense, our client had been drinking with some friends during a hockey playoff game. The home team won the game, but our client had lost track of both time and how much he had to drink. When he left, an officer clocked him at traveling more than twice the legal speed limit. When he was pulled over, the police officer immediately noticed a strong odor of alcohol emanating from our client’s car.
We represented our client in three court dates in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Our client was caught red handed, which made defense a careful process of negotiation. The prosecution offered a plea deal for our client to spend 90 days in a rehab program. However, that would have resulted in our client losing his job. We negotiated with the prosecution and convinced the judge to sentence our client to house arrest with a work release instead. Our client was able to maintain his employment while he served his sentence, and did not lose the job that took him 20 years to obtain.
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