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DUI MANSLAUGHTER

Posted in Case Results on August 7th, 2017

Case NO: F15-XXXXXX

Facts: The defendant was arrested and charged with DUI Manslaughter when the car that she was driving struck a tree and her passenger will killed.  The police and Fire Rescue airlifted her to the trauma unit for medical treatment and saw that she was under the influence of both alcohol and drugs.

Outcome:  Mr. Sobel was hired immediately and began negotiations with the detective and the state attorney’s office in this case.  Mr. Sobel was able to secure her release on a considerably low bond due to the early cooperation.  Mr. Sobel mounted an aggressive defense by deposing numerous witnesses and filing of multiple motions to suppress and motions in limine.  A plea deal was reached with the State Attorney’s office for two years in prison, two years house arrest and 2 years of probation.  This offer was below the recommended guideline range of 10 years in prison and  below the 4 year minimum mandatory sentence required by law.