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DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving in Fairfax County

August 2023

Client was stopped driving home for speeding and for swerving within his lane.  After taking field sobriety tests he blew .10 blood-alcohol level on the breathalyzer and was arrested for DUI.  At the time our client suffered from some medical issues so we prepared his DUI case with a focus on those issues possibly affecting his ability to perform properly on the field sobriety tests.  It was our position that it was not alcohol causing him to "fail" the field sobriety tests but, rather, his balance and coordination was affected for other reasons.

In court we negotiated a reduction of the DUI charge to reckless driving.  This reduction saved him from the legal requirement of installation of ignition interlock into his vehicle, minimized his license suspension, was granted a restricted license to drive, and avoided a DUI conviction.

When facing a DUI it's always important to consult with an attorney that regularly handles DUI cases (a DUI Lawyer so to speak).  DUI cases bring many legal issues that need to be reviewed and have a lot of consequences that can be minimized or, in some cases, avoided entirely.  Be sure to ask a lot of questions of the attorney you are thinking about hiring so you're informed.  In some cases it does become more about preparing the client for the consequences they will likely be facing and are unavoidable.  But this helps the client get their life in order so there are no surprises.  The key is to always do the best to ensure a person walks out of the courthouse without having the proverbial "book" thrown at them.

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

Court: Fairfax County General District Court

Jeremy S. Letnick

Jeremy Letnick is in the courtroom daily. Raised by both an attorney and a Fairfax County Police Officer, Mr. Letnick has been exposed to the intricate workings of both sides of the legal system his entire life.  His focus is criminal law and traffic law.  As result, he has the distinction of regularly appearing in the courts of Northern Virginia and consistently appears in front of the Judges and routinely works with the Prosecutors and Police Officers.  He has handled thousands of cases ranging from simple speeding tickets to robbery and manslaughter charges.  Mr. Letnick's ultimate goal is to make the client's court experience as stress-free as possible while pursuing the client's objectives.  Mr. Letnick is a second-degree black belt and takes the respectful position that everyone should stand up for themselves in Court and in life. George Mason University, B.A. 2004Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, J.D. 2008Certificate of Merit “Book Award”:Trial SkillsAlternative Dispute ResolutionForensic ScienceFairfax Bar AssociationPrince William Bar Association

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