December 1, 2022
Recently, in a Broomfield County DUI case, Mr. Martinez negotiated a resolution in which all alcohol-related driving charges were dismissed, and his client was able to enter a plea to Reckless Driving. Mr. Martinez’s client was able to keep her driver’s license, she served no jail or probation, and all court fines were deferred. Most importantly, she was able to avoid having the black mark of an alcohol-related driving conviction on her record. DUI or DWAI convictions, by contrast, involve mandatory jail, often large fines, and can involve years of probation. Though DUI cases that ultimately result in Reckless Driving pleas are rare, when they occur, the benefits to defendants are undeniable.