My Case Results

JURY TRIAL: This is chess. Not checkers. Bwhahaha! OWI 2nd to Reckless

My client was charged up north with a high BAC. There was practically no useful discovery, but the cop was prepared to testify that my client was driving on the wrong side of the road. (He was, but only to avoid the officer, who was blocking the roadway.)
 
My client supposedly failed all of the field sobriety tests, and scored high on the breath machine. He had been referred to me by an Oakland County Sheriff, and he had a lot to lose. I really wanted to win this case so that word would make its way back to the Oakland County Sheriff that I'm as good as I claim. 
 

JURY TRIAL: Not Guilty in Monroe

This was an interesting case for a couple of reasons. First, my client was black, charged in Monroe, which is predominately white. I don't know how racial attitudes are down there, so this gave me pause for concern. I would hate to deal with racial bias on top of the difficult facts that a DUI trial involves. Second, my client was an electrical engineer for one of the Big Three.
 

JURY TRIAL: Not Guilty .13 GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux, is a long term condition where stomach contents come back up into the esophagus resulting in either symptoms or complications. Symptoms include the taste of acid in the back of the mouth, heartburn, bad breath, chest pain, vomiting, breathing problems, and wearing away of the teeth. Complications include esophagitis, esophageal strictures, and Barrett's esophagus.
 

JURY TRIAL: The Tall Woman Walks - DUI Accident Case

My client, a tall woman in her 40s, told me that she came to town to have a few drinks at a bar.  There were major gray areas to the story that she told me, but I put together the pieces.  What I can share with you is this: An accident occurred a few blocks away from the bar in the intersection of a busy street. It was dark, and the car moved out of the intersection into a local drug store parking lot. Police arrived shortly thereafter, while my client was standing outside the vehicle waiting for them to arrive. She said that she wasn't driving.

JURY TRIAL: 29th District Court Doctor Acquitted

A young medical surgeon had graduated and was receiving clinical training and experience when he was stopped on suspicion of DUI in the City of Wayne. He refused the breath test, and police did not seek to draw blood, which is exceedingly rare nowadays. The prosecutor proceeded to trial based exclusively on the driving and the field sobriety tests.
 
I obtained all of the necessary discovery, including in-car videos and reports. I consulted with my retired police expert witness, Tony Corroto, and I explained to Tony how critical this case was to my young surgeon's career. 

JURY TRIAL: Not Guilty with .15 BrAC

A nice young man from the area left a note on my car under the windshield wiper one morning. He knew my wife and where I lived, but he didn't have my phone number. He had been charged with drunk driving, and his breath test showed a .15. He was convinced that he was going to have to plead guilty, but it was going to kill his career as a commercial truck driver. He was in his early 20s, and he was super nice, but he was also super scared. 
 

JURY TRIAL: Felony OWI 3rd Not Guilty

This was one a bit of a nail-biter. My client was charged with OWI 3rd, and we ended up before one of the toughest circuit court judges in Wayne County.
 
Client was stopped for speeding and weaving along a hilly stretch of road, with the officer claiming that he could see the vehicle traveling in and out of his lane of travel.  He was arrested after submitting to field sobriety tests and a PBT.  His Datamaster test result was over the legal limit.