Gross Misdemeanor Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor
Mike Brandt’s client was charged with a gross misdemeanor DWI for refusing to submit to an alcohol test after she was arrested by a police officer in Blaine in February of 2018. Mike’s client had been involved in a single-vehicle crash and was heavily intoxicated. After she was arrested, she was required to submit to a breath test but refused to provide a test. Because of the refusal, Mike’s client was charged with a gross misdemeanor which carried a maximum penalty of up to a year in jail and a fine of $3000. In preparing the case, Mike provided numerous documents to the prosecutor outlining the proactive steps that his client had taken since the arrest. Based upon that information the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to one of misdemeanor Driving While Impaired. Mike’s client was placed on probation for one year with the only condition that she not have any same or similar offenses. Also, because of the manner in which Mike resolved the case, her license revocation, which started at one year, was reduced to 30 days.