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The Future Can Be Better Than the Present # 2


Outcome: Jail Avoided  For 3rd and 4th DWI & Dismissal The Case For Violation Of Speedy Trial Rights.

“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.” ― David Brooks

More than any case we have recently handled, the case of “Jack” shows that the future can be better than the present. Jack was arrested for his 3rd and 4th DWI within a few weeks of each other. Mr. Abate took both cases to trial. In one case he was able to avoid jail time for the client through a procedural application under State v. Laurick and also two rounds of appeals. In the second case, Mr. Abate filed an appeal and the case became stalled. Eventually, a Superior Court judge dismissed the case for violation of speedy trial rights. So two cases each carrying a mandatory 6 months in jail and the client did not serve a day in jail.

This case took nearly 5 years to be resolved. During that time Jack got his life together, got sober and got married. His future ended up being better than his present.

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