Case Conclusion Date: July 12, 2011
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: Not Guilty - Jury Verdict
Description: Framingham District Court. Police and emergency medical teams transported two people to the hospital from this two-car collision in Framingham. Our defendant was charged with running a stop sign and Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol. He allegedly broadsided another vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury to the passenger of the other vehicle. The passengers of both vehicles were brought to the hospital for treatment. Our client was arrested at the scene and charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol. Later the charge was amended to the much more serious offense of Operating Under the Influence Causing Serious Bodily Injury. Attorney Casale was able to block highly damaging testimonial evidence from one passenger and draw suspicion to the allegations of serious bodily injury through intense cross examination of the other passenger. Although the police destroyed the booking video, which was the one piece of evidence that was favorable to the defendant, Attorney Casale was able to use this to our client's advantage as evidence of a shoddy investigation by the police. This coupled with the suspicious motives of the government's star witness, drawn out under cross examination, provided sufficient reasonable doubt for the jury of six to find our client Not Guilty and acquit him after a full day of trial, but a mere 20 minutes of deliberation.