Howard County – I represented a gentleman charged with texting while driving. We actually had very sound legal arguments on his behalf. However, the judge found him guilty. The disturbing issue was the judge’s refusal to grant a Probation Before Judgment. The client had a perfect MVA record, and he was very focused on keeping it that way. Therefore, we appealed the texting ticket to the Circuit Court for Howard County. I later found out that the client was a final candidate for a very sensitive high level government position, and he didn’t want any blemish that might derail his chance for the job. Thankfully, I was successful in discussing the matter with the State’s Attorney assigned to the case. After he understood our goal, he agreed to a PBJ. Feeling somewhat gutsy, I suggested that the case be completely dismissed. He agreed. There is now nothing at all on his record. He was ecstatic. So was I.