Mike Brandt’s client was charged with Criminal Vehicular Operation stemming from an accident where Mike’s client was alleged to have driven the car and tested over .20 for alcohol. When the police talked to Mike’s client at the scene, she admitted that she was driving the car, however, she had possibly suffered a concussion, and Mike successfully impeached those statements suggesting to the prosecutor that they were not reliable.
Mike spoke to several witnesses on the case and also reviewed lab reports from DNA that was taken from various places in the car. Even though the car was registered to Mike’s client, Mike was able to convince the prosecutor that they had problems proving that Mike’s client was driving the car. Based upon this information, the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charges to Careless Driving. Not only were the charges reduce, Mike also successfully negotiated a stay of adjudication, which means that the conviction will not go on Mike’s client’s record and will not be entered on her driving record.