Recently, a client of Michael McKneely, Criminal Defense Lawyer found himself facing charges for a second-time driving under the influence offense after being found asleep on the side of the road in his running car. The man, who was attempting to sleep off his intoxication in an effort to avoid drinking and driving, had been dropped off by friends and eventually found by the California Highway Patrol.
Already having a DUI charge on his record and wanting to avoid the harsh penalties of a conviction (up to six months in jail, 20 days of a work program, a $2,000 fine, and a six-month driver’s license suspension), the client retained the help of Fresno DUI attorney Michael McKneely, who immediately got to work on the case. Despite being in a running car at the time of his stop and arrest, the client was found not guilty due to the swift negotiation and defense offered by attorney McKneely.
The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.