Attorney Zahra Umansky represented a client charged with committing a second DUI within 5 years of a first DUI conviction. A second DUI conviction within 5 years of the first carries a mandatory 10 days in jail, 5 years driver's license suspension, 30 day impoundment/immobilization of vehicle, 1 year ignition interlock device, $1000 fine, etc. Attorney Umansky filed motions to suppress challenging the State's evidence and the law enforcement's actions. The Court denied the motions; however, the Court indicated to the State that the defense had shown during the course of the hearing that the State's case was weak. Attorney Umansky was able to negotiate an amended offer of reckless driving for her client. As part of the plea offer Attorney Umansky was able to avoid any driver's license suspension, impoundment, ignition interlock device, or jail time for her client. Additionally, Attorney Umansky was able to get the Court to dismiss the civil tickets the client had received in conjunction with the case.

Receiving charge consequences such as license suspension, fines, and even jail time can have a severe impact on your life.  Mrs. Umansky was able to give the client a second chance in this instance, even if it was their second DUI in a 5 year period. Typically, an individual will face much harsher consequences during a second DUI compared to a first DUI.


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Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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