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Client found NOT GUILTY of OWI by Jury!

People v. Client, 6th Circuit Court (Oakland County, Michigan)

Client was stopped by the police because he had allegedly changed traffic lanes without signaling on multiple occasions. After the officer stopped him, the officer stated that he smelled a strong odor of intoxicants and that Client admitted to drinking alcohol. The officer then had Client perform several roadside tasks such as reciting the alphabet, counting, standing on one leg, walking a line, and the finger to touch the tip of the nose exercise. After Client performed the tasks, the officer arrested Client for OWI and took him to the police station. While at the police station, Client agreed to take a breathalyzer test and results of .16 were obtained.

The case eventually proceeded to jury trial and at the end of trial, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY of all OWI charges!


Result: NOT GUILTY


Client found NOT GUILTY of OWI by Jury!

People v. Client, 48th District Court (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)

Client was stopped by the police because he was accused of tapping on his brakes several times and weaving between lanes. After the officer made the traffic stop, he said that the driver had glassy eyes, bloodshot eyes, and a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his breath. The driver also admitted to and consuming alcohol. The officer then administered multiple field sobriety tests and ended up arresting the driver for OWI. The driver was then taken to the police station and blew a .13 on the breathalyzer.
The case eventually proceeded to jury trial and at the end of trial, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY!


Result: NOT GUILTY


Client found NOT GUILTY of OWI by Jury!

People v. Client, 36th District Court (Detroit, Michigan)

Client was stopped by the police for running a stop signal, swerving all over the road and running into the curb. After the officer made the traffic stop, he said that the driver had bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his person. The officer also administered multiple field sobriety tasks and testified that he failed all of them. The case eventually proceeded to jury trial and at the end of trial, the jury returned a verdict.

Result: NOT GUILTY


Client found NOT GUILTY of OWI by Jury!

People v. Client, 42nd District Court (Romeo, Michigan)

Client was found by the police passed out sleeping the driver’s seat of his car. The keys were in the ignition and the car was running. According to the officer, the client was highly intoxicated and smelled very strongly of alcohol. The client was arrested and taken to the police station and later submitted to further breath testing. He was given a Datamaster breath test and results of .16 and .15 were obtained. This case also ultimately proceeded to trial and the jury reached a verdict of Not Guilty!

Result: NOT GUILTY


Client found NOT GUILTY of OWI by Jury!

People v. Client, 39th District Court (Roseville, Michigan)

People v. Client, 39th District Court (Roseville, Michigan)”Client was arrested after leaving a friend’s house where he had been drinking. He was stopped on his way home by the police for driving a “suspicious vehicle” and failing to use a turn signal. After the traffic stop, he was given field sobriety tasks and according to the arresting officer, the client failed the tasks. He was later given a Datamaster breath test at the police station and results of .10 were obtained. However, during the administration of the breath test, the officer encountered some problems. The case eventually went to jury trial and after the trial, the jury came back with a verdict of Not Guilty!”

Result: NOT GUILTY


OWI charges reduced to Careless Driving during trial!

People v. Client

Client was stopped by the police for spinning and squealing his tires in a parking lot off of a busy road. After the police stopped the client, they had him get out of the vehicle. After getting out of the vehicle, the officer stated that he smelled alcohol and that the client admitted to drinking a couple of beers. The officer then conducted field sobriety tests which included the One-Leg Stand, Walk the Line, and Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (Eye Test). After performing poorly these tests, the client was arrested for OWI and taken to the police station for a breath test. While at the police station the client blew a .08 on the breath machine.

Client pled not guilty to the charges and eventually proceeded to jury trial. After the jury was picked and seated in the courtroom, the prosecutor decided to dismiss the OWI charges and reduce the charges to the civil infraction of a “Careless Driving”.


Result: Plea to Careless Driving


OWI and OUID charges Dismissed!

People v. Client

Client was initially pulled over for driving without headlights on. According to the officer, when he asked her for her driver’s license and vehicle information, my client fumbled through her paperwork, had slow dexterity and was having trouble completing a simple task. The officer also said there was an odor of intoxicants and that my client admitted to drinking two beers. He then had her get out of the car for sobriety tests. The officer gave her the HGN eye test, one-leg stand test, and the walk the line test. The officer stated that she failed all three tests, that she had problems with her balance, and couldn’t follow directions. She was then arrested and taken for a blood test. The blood results came back with a combination of both Xanax and alcohol. She was charged with OWI/Operating Under the Influence of Drugs. When the case finally went to court, we were able to find problems with the blood work in the case. At a Pre-Trial hearing, the prosecutor DISMISSED all OWI/OUID Driving charges.

Result: Dismissal


OWI charges reduced to Reckless Driving!

People v. Client

Client was stopped by the police for running a red light and a stop sign. After being pulled over, the officer said he noticed she had slurred speech, glossy eyes, and admitted to drinking wine. He then had her do the alphabet test, finger counting dexterity test and the walk the line test. He said that she failed all of the balance tests so he gave her a breath test. The breath result was a .20 and the client was charged with OWI. During Pre-Trial negotiations, we discovered some problems with the prosecutor’s evidence. As a result, the prosecutor was forced to reduce the OWI charges to a NON-ALCOHOL charge of Reckless Driving.

Result: Plea to Reckless Driving


All OWI and OUID charges DISMISSED!

People v. Client, 29th District Court (Wayne, Michigan)

Client was stopped by the police for failing to use a turn signal. After the officer approached the client, he noticed the strong odor of alcohol and an odor of marijuana. The client admitted to drinking beer and smoking “half of a joint” to the officer. After administering field sobriety tests, the officer arrested the client. During pre-trial negotiations, the arresting department did not provide certain evidence which was necessary to examine in order to properly prepare for trial.

Result: DISMISSAL


OWI Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving!

People v. Client

Client was stopped for squealing his tires, speeding 15 mph over, and weaving from lane to lane. The officers said that the Client had blood shot eyes and that there was a strong odor of intoxicants. After admitting to the officers he had drank mixed drinks, the police gave him some sobriety tests. The police administered an alphabet test, a counting test, and the standing on one-leg test. The officers said that the client failed all of these tests. On the day of jury trial, however, the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charges to Reckless Driving!

Result: Reckless Driving


OWI 2nd Offense Dismissed at Trial!

People v. Client

Client was arrested for OWI 2nd Offense. He was stopped by the police for driving without headlights at night. After being stopped by the police, the officer stated that he observed bloodshot, watery and sleepy eyes. The officer also said that he smelled the odor of alcohol and that the client admitted to drinking beer. The officer then had the client perform a counting test, the walk the line test, the one leg stand test, and the eye test (HGN). After performing poorly on these tests, the officer had the client take a preliminary breath test and the client blew a .10. After being arrested, the client was then taken to the hospital for a blood test. The blood test results came back at a .08 and the client pled Not Guilty. The case went to jury trial and on the day of trial, defense counsel was able to point to substantial flaws with the prosecutor’s case.

Result: DISMISSAL


OWI charges reduced to Careless Driving!

People v. Client

Client was stopped by police for going 56 in a 45 mph zone. During the traffic stop, the officer smelled alcohol and said that my Client’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Client admitted to the officer that he had a couple of drinks at the bar so the officer administered a couple of field sobriety tasks. After the field tasks, Client was arrested Operating While Intoxicated and taken to the police station. While at the police station, a breathalyzer test was given and my Client blew a .08. Prior to trial, the prosecutor agreed to reduce the OWI charge to a Careless Driving!

Result: Careless Driving