Cook County DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

Published: Jun 02, 2016, by admin in Criminal Defense, DUI

Recently, in Cook County, IL, a man was pulled over by police officers and after smelling alcohol, they administered a breathalyzer test and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) when his BAC was found to be above the legal limit of .08. The man was seriously troubled because he knew that a DUI conviction could result in possible jail time, harsh fines, and the suspension of his driver license. Additionally, a DUI conviction on his record would put his career in danger; therefore, he sought the capable legal counsel of an experienced Chicago DUI charges lawyer with O’Meara Law LLC.

Attorney Michael O’Meara did not want to see the man’s job jeopardized by this transgression and immediately started negotiating with the prosecutor’s office. Attorney O’Meara was able to use his extensive experience in similar DUI cases to secure an amendment to the man’s charges from a DUI offense to a reckless driving violation. This result spared the man from a haunting DUI and most assuredly preserved his livelihood.

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