Felony OWI Amended to Public Intoxication

The impaired driving defense attorneys at GRL get results.  A recent case in Mitchell County demonstrates how effective we can be when the stakes are highest.

We recently took over a case from another attorney after the State refused to budge on a felony OWI and trial looked inevitable. 

After unpacking it, we discovered several important facts that completely changed the dynamic of the case.  We went to work limiting the State’s evidence.  We requested the DataMaster DMT breath test data and noticed the State’s expert witness to appear on our behalf at trial.

The result?

On the eve of the final pretrial conference, the State offered public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor, with credit for time served and a minimum fine.

No felony. No six-year driver’s license revocation. 

We’re certainly not alchemists by trade, but when it comes to transmuting lead into gold, we come pretty close.