Case Results of the Law Office of Sara Sencer McArdle
Charge: Client charged with Driving under the Influence (2nd offense). Client faced potential loss of license for 2 years and was subject to surcharges up to $3,000.
Result: Downgraded charge to reckless driving, loss of license for 6 months rather than 2 years. No surcharge, small fine.
Charge: Client charged with Driving under the Influence and use of drugs after cocaine was found in blood. Client faced potential loss of license for 2 years and was subject to surcharges up to $3,000. Drug use carried a potential 6 month loss of license and 6 months in jail.
Result: Plea to careless driving and use of cocaine; no loss of license, sentenced to 45 days of community service, DWI dismissed.
Result: Sentence was reduced to 3 months.
Charge: Client charged with Failure to Yield to pedestrians in a cross-walk. Client faced potential $200 fine and 15 days community service.
Result: Client found Not Guilty after trial.
Charge: Client charged with 7 counts of Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful purpose. Client faced potential 5 year State Prison term. The State’s initial plea agreement offered 364 days in county jail.
Result: No probation, no jail time, pled to a 3rd degree possession of a dangerous weapon.
Charge: Client charged with 3rd degree aggravated assault. Client had prior 3rd degree terroristic threats conviction for which he served jail time. If convicted, Client faced up to 5 years in State Prison. The State’s initial plea offer was 3 years State Prison.
Result: Client sentenced to 90 days Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program.