Successful Defense – Motor Vehicle Habitual Offender Certification

A client, without counsel, plead guilty to a serious motor vehicle offense.  Later, the client received notice that he was eligible to be “certified a habitual offender” and lose his driving privileges for 1-4 years.  This is a serious issue because if one is caught driving while certified a habitual offender, he could face a 2.5 year prison sentence.

Realizing the seriousness of this issue, the client retained Attorney Garrison of Waystack Frizzell.  Attorney Garrison negotiated with the State and obtained court approval to vacate the convictions, thereby avoiding client’s certification as a habitual offender.

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Successful Settlement — Distracted Driver vs. Pedestrian

Attorney Frizzell recently concluded representation of an elderly gentleman struck at a pedestrian street crossing by a distracted driver.  Client suffered a fractured hip, resulting in permanent injuries and a loss of part time income.  We avoided the insurance company’s defense of failure to use available crosswalks, due to our timely interviewing of witnesses to verify the fault of the driver, rather than the client.  Case settled prior to suit for full amount of available insurance policy limits.