Did you win?
Posted by Mark Matney of Matney Law PLLC Newport News VA
Did you win?... Dismissal is the best result in a traffic or criminal result, but is dismissal the only way to determine victory? Matney Law PLLC serving Newport News, Williamsburg, Hampton, Yorktown. Avvo Attorney Reviews...
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Consider this recent DUI / DWI case. My client was charged with DUI with an elevated Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), Felony Hit and Run, Open Container, and Driving with a Suspended License. The final result: Guilty of DUI with only the mandatory minimum sentence, Dismissal of the charges of Open Container and Driving with Suspended, and Amendment of the Felony Hit and Run to a misdemeanor. Avoided two misdemeanors, avoided a felony conviction that would have resulted in the loss of certain rights, but convicted of DUI. A loss on the DUI itself, but I submit that the case was a victory since two misdemeanors were dismissed and a felony conviction (with its loss of civil rights) was avoided.