2010 - Aggravated DWI and DWI Charges Dismissed

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

In a July 2010 trial, John Ingrassia obtained dismissals on charges of Aggravated DWI and DWI in return for a guilty plea of Reckless Driving.

Our client was originally charged with Aggravated DWI and DWI. Pre-trial offers had been to plead guilty to the DWI charge. Our client has a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) which he would lose upon a plea to any alcohol related driving conviction. Our client was stopped for a failure to keep right and was arrested after field sobriety tests were administered. The client ultimately agreed to take a breath test which resulted in a .19 BAC (Blood Alcohol Content). At trial, after the District Attorney's first witness (the police officer who was both the arresting officer and breath test operator) testified on direct and cross examination the District Attorney agreed to let our client plead guilty to Reckless Driving and dismissed both the Aggravated DWI charge and the DWI charge. Our client was sentenced to a fine and a conditional discharge and the sentence did not include any jail time or probation.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.