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Seabrook, NH: Aggravated DWI: Dismissed
Summary of Facts: Our client was stopped by a police officer for speeding. The officer, suspicious of DWI, had our client take field sobriety tests, which were captured on the officer’s cruiser camera. The officer believed that our client failed the field sobriety tests, and arrested him for Aggravated DWI. Our client refused to take a breath test.
Action: Attorney Christopher Coughlin represented our client. Attorney Coughlin immediately got into contact with the police prosecutor, and began to discuss the charges. Upon seeing the cruiser camera video, Attorney Coughlin was able to use the footage to poke holes in the prosecution’s theory that our client failed the field sobriety tests. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the more serious DWI in exchange for a plea to reckless operation.
Result: The aggravated DWI charge against our client was dismissed, and our client to plead to the lesser charge of Reckless Operation.