Attorney: Nicole Kettwick
Charge: Criminal Vehicular Operation
Date: August 2023
Result: Nicole’s client was charged with a Criminal Vehicular Operation after a car crash resulted in substantial injury to a passenger in his vehicle. Criminal Vehicular Operation typically carries a felony level sentence, and Nicole’s client pleaded guilty to the charge in exchange for no further jail time. However, with her client’s proactive steps, Nicole was able to convince the Court to grant a Downward Durational Departure. This means her client was sentenced to a Gross Misdemeanor rather than a Felony because Nicole proved to the Court that the facts of his case were less serious than those typical of Criminal Vehicular Operation charges.