"Had a guy with a DUI. Asked about any criminal history, he said no. So I started the paperwork for ARD for him (it’s a first time offense program that seals the record and drops the charges once completed).
Get to the courthouse, talk to the DA, find out the guy had another DUI a year prior. Also was on probation from the first one still. His excuse for not telling me was the first DUI was made up and he wasn’t intoxicated, but pled guilty anyway. Unfortunately I ended up representing him for both bases, did not get paid nearly enough for the [email protected]#t I went through, but I did manage to keep him out of jail so he could take care of his elderly mother. Made him give up his vehicles though."