10th OVI in 20 years
Represented a client who had a long battle with alcoholism and was charged with his tenth OVI in 20 years . The client was charged with a felony which if convicted would have had dire consequences for his employment situation. Mr. DiCaudo agreed to take the case and immediately began investigating whether the officers had strictly adhered to the necessary protocol that the law requires. After a thorough investigation it was determined that the officers had done everything appropriately and the strategy for the case would be to attempt to convince the Judge that his client was able to be rehabilitated. Mr. DiCaudo requested that his client check himself in to a rehabilitation program and voluntary forfeit access to his vehicle. He also delayed any sentencing for 6 months to allow his client enough time to show the Court his rehabilitation. At sentencing the Judge agreed to allow the client to plead to misdemeanor and continue on with his treatment. This inevitably saved the client his job and kept him out of prison.