Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 14, 2013
Las Vegas DUI Attorney Chip Siegel’s hard work on a client’s case led to the defendant getting a felony DUI charge reduced to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. Not only did the charge reduction allow the client to avoid a DUI conviction, but it also allowed him to avoid other negative impacts he was facing, which included possibly having to change his residence and find new employment. The case, State v. Womack (Case No. 11F08921X) was handled in Las Vegas Justice Court 13.
Attorney Siegel’s client was facing his third DUI offense since he had already received two previous DUI convictions. According Nevada laws, a third DUI offense can be considered a felony if it was committed within seven years of another previous offense of similar nature. There are also other factors that can make a DUI offense a felony. If Mr. Siegel’s client had been convicted of the felony DUI charge, he could have been subject to a mandatory jail sentence and a loss of his driving privileges for at least three years. The state had offered to let the defendant to complete a three-year program, which would have allowed his felony DUI charge to be reduced to a misdemeanor DUI charge. This offer, however, was problematic for the defendant because it would have required him to move to Las Vegas and lose his job, which he could not do (Las Vegas Justice Court 13, Case No. 11F08921X).
Fortunately, Mr. Siegel’s strategic DUI defense tactics allowed the client to avoid having to make these changes. After carefully reviewing his client’s previous convictions, the skilled attorney was able to find a potential defect that could potentially help the defendant avoid felony treatment. He also recognized a potential issue regarding chemical analysis related to the client’s case. The state ultimately agreed to change the DUI charge to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. Along with getting his charges reduced, Mr. Siegel’s client was able to avoid receiving another DUI conviction altogether (Las Vegas Justice Court 13, Case No. 11F08921X). He was also able to side-steps some major changes in his life that would have affected his ability to remain in his job.
Mr. Siegel is a highly experienced DUI attorney who is able to handle all types of cases related to impaired driving, whether they involve drugs or alcohol, and whether they are at the misdemeanor level or the felony level. He can even assist individuals whose alleged DUI offenses have caused accidents and injury to others. The lawyer is no rookie when it comes to defending individuals who have been accused of crimes (including DUI and other offenses)—he has more than two decades of experience in the legal practice area. To learn more about the DUI defense services available at The Law Office of Chip Siegel, Esq. visit http://www.legalchip.com/DUI.aspx.