Dakota County, 2015
Alex represented a client who was on probation for a DWI, and who was accused of a second DWI, and who was also found to be in possession of drugs and charged with Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree. Alex was able to demonstrate the officer had been less than forthcoming surrounding the client’s ability to contact an attorney, and that the client took treatment seriously and maintained sobriety during the pending charge. A 3rd Degree DWI carries a mandatory minimum of 30 days in jail, and with the possibility of a probation violation, another jail sentence could be imposed consecutively, meaning that he would not receive jail credit between the two cases. The felony possession of a controlled substance did not help either. Ultimately, Alex was able to secure a plea deal whereby the client received a stay of imposition, meaning that no sentence would be imposed for the DWI. The felony controlled substance will be dismissed if the client complies with his probation. The client was able to stay free, continue to work and support his family, and if successful on probation will never ever be a felon.
If you’ve been accused of a DWI or a drug crime, you need the experience of a criminal defense attorney who knows the complexities of DWI and and controlled substance crimes. Contact the Law Office of Alex De Marco today. 651-705-8829.