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Recent Case Results

State v. RR
Practice Area: DUI / DWI Multiple Offenses
Outcome: DUI, Fleeing Scene of Accident Dismissed
Description: The client was charged with DUI and Fleeing the Scene of an Accident. This was his second DUI arrest in 10 years, but his case was treated as a first offense and he received no jail time.


State v. JW
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI Drugs
Description: The client was charged with DUI Drugs. Client submitted to field sobriety tests and a blood test. Client was acquitted at trial due to expert testimony explaining that the marijuana metabolites present in his blood were not psychoactive and would not have affected his driving.


State v. EF
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Description: The client was charged with DUI. Client submitted to field sobriety tests and a breath test. Charge was reduced to Reckless Driving because officer did not properly administer field sobriety evaluations.


State v. EL
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: Not Guilty after Trial
Description: The client was charged with DUI and No Tag Light. The client refused the State breath test and did not submit to field sobriety tests. The jury found him not guilty of DUI Less Safe after hearing argument that there was no traffic violation or other unsafe driving and no other evidence he was an impaired driver.


State v. SL
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI dismissed
Description: The client was charged with DUI and Impeding Traffic. The charges were dismissed after winning a motion hearing on the issue of the traffic stop. The judge found that the officer had no reason to stop the client's vehicle when he was driving 20 mph below the speed limit because it was still a lawful rate of speed and did not give the officer reason to suspect DUI.


State v. BR
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Description: The client was charged with DUI and submitted to a State blood test. The blood test results were not admissible at trial, however, after a motion hearing that determined the officer did not accommodate the client's request for an independent test.


State v. CH
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: Not Guilty
Description: The client was found not guilty at trial because of lack of evidence. She appeared coherent on the arrest video and performed well on the field sobriety evaluations.


State v. NB
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Description: The charge was reduced to Reckless Driving after the court ruled the blood test would be inadmissible at trial because the test was not performed within 3 hours of the officer stopping the client's vehicle for speeding.


State v. SW
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Description: The charge was reduced to Reckless Driving after it was determined that the field sobriety tests would not be admissible at trial because the officer arrested the client prior to him performing the tests and did not advise him of his Miranda rights.


State v. CF
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Description: The charge was reduced to Reckless Driving because we were able to discredit the officer's report and training history.


State v. VT
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI dismissed
Description: The charge was dismissed after a motion hearing where the judge found there was no evidence to support the officer's claim that the client was driving erratically and made an illegal U-turn.


State v. PS
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Description: The charge was reduced to Reckless Driving because the only evidence was the officer's statements that she had bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcohol on her breath. There was no less safe driving and no breath test.


State v. GH
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Description: The charge was reduced to Reckless Driving after a motion hearing revealed that the officer lied about the cost of an independent blood test at a local hospital and violated the client's right to receive the requested test.


State v. DG
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Description: The charge was reduced to Reckless Driving because the officer lied about his training history and was not certified to perform certain tests.


State v. TV
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: Drug Possession
Description: The charge was dismissed due to an illegal search and seizure. The officer did not have reasonable suspicion to stop the car for no reason other than being in a known drug area.


Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: "Not Guilty"
Description: The client was charged with DUI (second offense). The jury heard two DUI cases against the client. The client was .188 on the breath test. She was seen impaired in a parking lot of a convenience store. A concerned customer called the police. Several witnesses saw her at the store. In spite of the strong evidence against her, the jury found her "NOT GUILTY" of DUI.


State v. YS
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: Case Reduced to Reckless Driving
Description: The client was charged with DUI Refusal by the Gwinnett County Police. She submitted to field sobriety testing and was arrested. She refused the breath test. Her case was reduced to Reckless Driving


State v. RA
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: Case Reduced to Reckless Driving
Description: The client was arrested after submitted to field sobriety testing. The arresting officer agreed to a reduction to reckless driving. The prosecutor agreed. The client was very pleased.


State v. KD
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Description: The client was a commercial driver (CDL) with a second lifetime DUI. He was facing a lifetime revocation of his CDL license. The case was reduced to Reckless Driving and the CDL was saved.


State v AB
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: Case Reduced to Reckless Driving
Description: The client was pulled over by the City of Atlanta Police DUI Task Force. We found in our investigation that the breath testing machine had malfunctioned. She had her case reduced to Reckless Driving on the day of trial.


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