Rhode Island Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer James E. Smith announces an agreement with the City of Warwick to reduce DUI charges to Reckless Driving.
Client involved in a multiple car collision and suffered serious injuries. While in the rescue on the way to the hospital the police officer noticed client moving in an out of consciousness and only a moderate odor of alcohol on client’s breath, yet repeatedly asked that the suspect submit to a chemical test. Ultimately and while in the emergency room, client submitted to providing a blood sample. While the alcohol test resulted in a perfectly legal and low level, the narcotics test showed levels of oxycodone in excess of 7x normal therapeutic levels. Result – charges reduced to Reckless Driving.