State v. RG: FEDERAL DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING, NO JAIL (2017)

Cindy Castillo DUI, Case Successes

The United States of America v. RG

Charges: Federal DUI (Operator Incapable of Safe Operations), a Federal Misdemeanor;
Date: May 17, 2017

Outcome: REDUCED to Reckless Driving with no jail imposed.

Description: United States District Court-District of Arizona (Tucson):  RG was stopped in his vehicle by a National Park Ranger after making alleged traffic violations while driving on AZ State Route 85 through the Organ Pipe National Park. The Ranger conducted a DUI investigation and RG’s recorded blood alcohol content was .111. Because he was inside of a National Park, RG was charged by the United States Federal Government and was facing up to $5,000 in fines, a maximum six months in the Federal Penitentiary, and five years of Federal Probation.

Through extensive knowledge of the law, Mr. Goebel alerted the Government to significant legal issues in its case.  The Government agreed to reduce the charge to Reckless Driving with no jail/prison time at all, a greatly reduced fine, and probation. He will also not have any driver’s license suspension and no ignition interlock requirement(s).

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