December 9, 2023
In Arapahoe County, a client of Mr. Martinez’s was charged with multiple serious offenses, including Resisting Arrest, Obstructing a Peace Officer, Driving Under the Influence, and Careless Driving. After thorough investigation and negotiation, Mr. Martinez was able to negotiate a disposition in which his client pled guilty to only the minor offense of Careless Driving, and pleas to certain more serious offenses will be deferred for a period of one year. This resolution will enable the client to avoid convictions to Resisting Arrest, Obstructing a Peace Officer, and Driving Under the Influence. Convictions to such serious offenses would likely carry lifelong consequences, but, due to the negotiated resolution, Mr. Martinez’s client will have the opportunity to move forward with only a conviction to the minor offense of Careless Driving, which is a four point traffic offense. Further, the client will serve no jail time as a result of the plea.