Our Attorney's pull a win against OWI charges
If you have been charged with an OWI – either in state or municipal court – it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. The award-winning legal team at Grieve Law has successfully defended OWI cases based upon successfully challenging the legality of the traffic stop.
Our client was charged with OWI-1st, PAC-1st, and Unsafe Lane Deviation. According to the police report, our client failed all three field sobriety tests, and also blew over the legal limit on a preliminary breath test. Our client was placed under arrest and transported to jail where she submitted to an evidentiary test of her breath, which was also over the legal limit. She was then given three citations.
Our attorney began the process of reviewing his case as we do all OWI offenses. We obtained the police reports and video. After reviewing the reports, the case did not look good for our client. The officer indicated our client failed all of the tests and was exhibiting several signs of impairment. However, after reviewing the video, our attorney noticed inconsistencies in the police report. Specifically, the video showed that our client was not weaving in her lane or deviating unsafely into another lane.
Our attorney challenged the basis for the stop by filing a motion to suppress with the court. Just prior to the hearing, the City Attorney indicated that she would be willing to reduce the OWI to a reckless driving given concerns she had about her ability to prove the case. Getting the OWI dropped saved our client from significant fines, driver’s license revocation, and an ignition interlock device.
If you have been charged with OWI, contact Grieve Law and talk to a team of experienced attorneys who get OWI charges reduced and dismissed. Remember, you're only guilty if you're convicted.