My Case Results

Implied Consent Victory: Client Saves License

I win a lot of implied consent hearings. More often, however, the hearing officers are so terrible that, if the cop shows up, you lose. This one was too funny not to share.
 
Michigan's implied consent law states that a person must submit to a chemical test after a valid arrest. If you fail to submit to the test, your license is suspended for one year, and six points are added. You can win by showing 1) the traffic stop was unlawful, 2) the arrest lacked probable cause, 3) chemical test rights were not read, or 4) there was reasonable refusal. 
 

LSPDA - Leaving the Scene

In the 33rd District Court in Woodhaven, Michigan, my client DK was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident.  LSPDA is actually a fairly serious charge. More commonly known as "hit and run," the charge of LSPDA is a criminal misdemeanor offense that carries up to 93 days in jail, a $500 fine plus costs, 6 points on your driving record, and driver responsibility fees.

 

JURY TRIAL: BAC .23 on OWI 2nd Down to Reckless Driving

Picked a jury yesterday, February 12, 2016.  I was really happy with the jury considering that the facts were pretty tough. Client was followed by a 911 caller who claimed that the vehicle was all over the road. No one else thought my client's driving was bad enough to dial 911 even though the caller followed my client for 15 minutes. Supposedly, he was all over the road, into oncoming traffic, and generally just driving like the drunkest person in the world.

Jury Verdict: Head Trauma - Not Guilty of DUI Following Rollover Accident

Head Trauma and DUI drunk driving My client was described as uninjured following a serious crash and rollover accident. According to police and witnesses, my client was falling down drunk but not injured from the crash. After a full-blown jury trial, the jury returned a very fast "NOT GUILTY" verdict on all counts. I could not be happier for my client, who went through hell on this case.