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Cory Earl Yager

Cory Yager’s Legal Cases

15 total


  • Accident and 0.202/0.214 Breath Tests Gets Case Dismissal

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed after 2nd Reset of Trial
    Description:
    A February 16, 2008 collision between Mr. Head's client and a parked vehicle lead to a police investigation of the cause of the wreck. Both cars were totalled. The owner of the parked car was able to identify the driver as being Mr. Head's client. Two open containers of liquor were inside the vehicle (empty) when the City of Atlanta officer arrived. However, very few questions were asked by the arresting officer of either the Client or the passenger. No field tests were conducted due to the severe crash and after effects to Mr. Head's client. The trial had been set for late October, 2008 and was reset. The new court date was December 18, 2008, and the arresting officer was not present. She had earlier discussed the case with the prosecutor and one of the chief attacks Mr. Head was bringing (relating to the timing of implied consent rights being read only at the police station) was discussed. The two breath test results obtained, therefore, would be excluded at trial. This fact, coupled with the lack of field tests and the cursory investigation, likely led to the officer not appearing for the trial date. All charges were dismissed. Client's job was saved.
  • 2nd and 3rd DUI in 5 years reduced to Reckless Driving through Plea Negotiations

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    DUI / Endangering Child DUI reduced to Reckless
    Description:
    This single mother was detained and arrested for DUI and endangering a child DUI (3 year old child in car) after being detained by the Police. Client was trying to do a good deed by going to bail her 3 year old's grandfather out of jail where he taken due to a domestic dispute with his son (child's father). Mom tried to do the right thing and drop child off prior to going to the jail with the Dad, but Dad wouldn't take her and instead called the Police. Mom had a previous DUI in 5 years so this would be #2 and #3. We were prepared to attack this case on all possible fronts. As a result of tough plea negotiations and a compassionate COP (Yes some do exist) we were ultimately able to convince the Solicitor of the weaknesses in the case and secure a Reckless Driving Plea which prevented a potential Habitual Violator Status and a 5 year revocation of driving privleges, not to mention lengthy jail time.
  • DUI - Drugs Reduced to Reckless based on 4th Amendment violation

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    DUI - Drugs Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    J.M. was a young lady that was confronted by a "good samaritan" in a local parking lot for alledgedly driving erratically. The "good samaratian" took the keys to J.M.'s car and called the police. The police arrived on scene to investigate. During the investigation the police violated J.M's 4th amendment rights by illegally searching her vehicle resulting in the location of some prescription drugs. Thereafter field sobriety tests were conducted and J.M. was arrested for DUI-Drugs. The case was settled to reckless driving after a pre-trial conference in which the investigation of the officers was proven to be violative of J.M.'s constitutional rights. Given the circumstances J.M was more than happy to resolve the case with a reckless driving plea.
  • DUI / Hit and Run followed by Police Pursuit Reduced to Reckless Driving

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    DUI / Hit and Run followed by Police Pursuit
    Description:
    Mr. Yager's client was encountered by local police failing to maintain lane and driving without headlights. When police attempted to stop Mr. Yager's client, she led them on a brief low speed pursuit, refusing to stop for several miles. After stopping the vehicle, police discovered that Mr. Yager's client had struck some schrubery and trees, deployed her air bags, broken her arm, and sustanied facial injuries. The head lights of the vehicle were not on because they had been broken out of the vehicle by the impact. Mr. Yager's client was charged with multiple offenses including proceeding through two red lights (during the pursuit), leaving the scene of an accident, failure to maintain lane, and DUI. Mr. Yager successfully challanged the alleged refusal of his client to submit to a blood test on the grounds that implied consent was not timely read and was able to show the state's attorney that lack of proper police investigation would become an issue in the case. Mr. Yager's client gladly accepted a plea of guilty to reckless driving prior to the necessity of trial.
  • 3rd in 5 case dismissed

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    3rd in 5 DUI Dismissed
    Description:
    Mr. Yager's client initially came to Head, Thomas, Webb, & Willis, LLC, referred to Mr. Head. Mr. Yager handled initial investigation of this case that was more than 2 years old. The case had previously been handled by another attorney who had led Mr. Yager's client to believe that he would have no negative consequences if he did not show up for trial so long as he never came back to Georgia. Mr. Yager's client, a business man, had moved to another state. Upon his return to GA, Mr. Yager's client decided he wanted to get his past behind him before getting married. With the assistance of Mr. Yager, the client was able to surrender himself to the court and was granted a bond pending trial. The prosecution in the case wanted to make a point and decided to offer Mr. Yager's client no deal other than a year to serve. Unwilling to do this, Mr. Yager's client moved to William Head for trial. The case was put forward to trial, and Mr. Head was able to work his magic getting all charges against this man dismissed.
  • .154 Blood Test DUI Results in Not Guilty Verdict

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    DUI - .154 Blood Test Not Guilty to DUI
    Description:
    This case was predicated on a traffic stop for Failure to Maintain Lane. LJ was driving home from a local bar after an evening out and was stopped by the police for failure to maintain lane. LJ was on video riding on the double yellow line for in excess of 7 seconds and was also alleged to have been drifting in his lane. During a bench trial, the state was blocked from enteriong into evidence a .154 blood test result that had been obtained by the police as a part of their DUI investigation. LJ performed the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test, Walk and Turn Test, and One Leg Stand Test on the side of the road and according to the Officer did poorly on the tests. Several of the tests were ot on video. At trial Defense Counsel was able to create reasonable doubt by arguing that the totality of the circumstances must include more than the tests and that the trier of fact must truly look at the performance ofhte defendant on normal tasks as well as on the field tests where the defendnat is put into abnormal situations and asked to perform an unfamiliar taks under conditions of great stress and nervousness. The end result was a verdict of NOT GUILTY to DUI LESS SAFE.
  • DUI MARIJUANA and Blood Test = NOT GUILTY

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Nov 04, 2009
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY after jury trial - DUID
    Description:
    I.R. came to our offices after being told by others in the industry that a DUI-Drugs case with a blood test that showed positive for cananbanoids and a confirmatory test showing positive for THC metabolites. This case originated from a roadblock and there was no allegation of any observed bad driving. We took this case and investigated the matter knowingthat we were likely going to take the case to trial. At a motions hearing, we were able to lock the arresting into his testimony. This later became critical when the officer "modified" his testimony at trial. At trial, the defense brought both Ron Lloyd, a DUI Expert, and Dr. David Stafford, an analytical chemist to testify. After trial and a short deliberation, the jury found I.R. NOT GUILTY.
  • DUI Dismissed in Fulton County

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    All Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    K.E. was charged in Fulton County with DUI-Alcohol-Less Safe. After all negotiation attempts were unsuccessful, the case proceeded to motions and trial. K.E. opted for a bench trial with motions to be heard simotaneously. At the motions hearing, the State was unable to meet its burden to show that probable cause for the DUI arrest was met. The Defendants motions suppressing all evidence were granted and the case was dismissed.
  • DUI charges stemming from Accident results in Not Guilty in Cherokee County

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES
    Description:
    C.G. was charged with DUI following an accidentthat occurred in Cherokee County. From the beginning C.G. maintained her innocence. At trial the officer's investigation was shown to be deficient and it was shown that there was a delay of almost an hour before any field tests were even requested of C.G. After a short jury deliberation C.G. was found NOT GUILTY of all charges
  • DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving in High Profile Case

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Outcome:
    DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    Mr. Yager along with famed DUI lawyer William C. (Bubba) Head represented a high profile athlete in the State Court of Dekalb County. After through investigation and motions hearings exposing the weaknesses in the State's case, the matter case was reduced to Reckless Driving (a Non-DUI offense). The DUI charge was dismissed.