Case Conclusion Date: January 1, 2011
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
Outcome: DUI dropped
Description: Client suffered from PTSD, as well as TBI and many other combat related injuries. 100% impairment rating assigned by the VA. After extensive negotiations and trial preparation, District Attorney's office agreed to dismiss the DUI charges with client only agreeing to Georgia DHR approved substance abuse evaluation. (which came back without any treatment recommendations) Arresting Deputy had reported smelling an odor of alcohol, hearing slurred speech, getting a positive reading on an alcohol screening device, observing client weaving on roadway, and having client admit to alcohol consumption. As trial strategy, defense was prepared to have two witnesses who observed client earlier on the date of arrest, as well as his VA assigned counselor and life coach testify at trial, if necessary.