DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving Means No License Suspension

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

An attorney for Weiland Upton recently represented a client charged with a first offense DUI/DWI in a local Virginia court. The client was pulled over by the police officer for having a headlight out, was asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests which the client did not perform well, and ultimately blew a .12 on her breath test.

Even though there were no strong legal defenses in the case, our attorney was able to convince the prosecutor to reduce the DUI charge to Reckless Driving, with a fine and a requirement that she successfully complete the Virginia Safety Action Program along with some other punitive requirements but did not have her license suspended. Had the client been convicted of the DUI, she would have had a twelve month license suspension and an ignition interlock device installed on her vehicle.