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Douglas Blake Chanco

Douglas Chanco’s Legal Cases

63 total


  • State v. Phillips

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client accused of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) and had a breath alcohol reading of .13. The Jury deliberated for only 17 minutes before returning a not guilty!
  • Rivard v. Rivard

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Date:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Outcome:
    Defendant prevailed and received 30,000.00
    Description:
    Plaintiff filed suit against her ex-husband alleging he failed to comply with the divorce settlement agreement in that he borrowed against the equity and did not continue to pay the premiums on several whole life insurance premiums that she received in the divorce. Plaintiff alleged she had been damages in the amount of 50,000.00 After a contempt hearing, Defendant prevailed and Plaintiff received nothing. Defendant also received 30,000 from Plaintiff in that she was required to return the insurance policies to him.
  • State v. W.G.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Defendant was charged with family violence battery, 2 counts of family violence simple battery, and disorderly conduct. In preparing for jury trial the defense prepared motions to prevent the statements by the victim from being introduced at trial, as these statements violated the defendant's 6th amendment rights. Ultimately, all charges were dismissed against Mr. Godfrey.
  • State v. J.W.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Outcome:
    Felony Drug Charges Dismissed, 2 DUIs Dismissed
    Description:
    Defendant was charged with the Felony drug charge of possession of a controlled substance in Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, failure to maintain her lane, and two counts of Driving Under the Influence of drugs. The State's offer was for Wall to be imprisoned and serve 15 years. After negotiations and presenting a Motion for 'Double Jeopardy', the felony and the 2 DUIs were dismissed, and Wall entered a plea to three minor misdemeanor charges of failing to maintain her lane, disorderly conduct, and reckless conduct and was required to pay a $500 fine.
  • State v. J.R.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Reid was charged with Possession of eight bags of marijuana with the intent to distribute it. The marijuana Reid had in his possesion was located after a consent search. Defense successfully argued that the officer exceeded a "Terry Stop" Search and the District Attorney dismissed all charges against Reid.
  • State v. L.H.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 03, 2009
    Outcome:
    DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    Client was stopped by a police officer for weaving. After field sobriety tests were administered, it was determined that client's Blood Alcohol Content was 0.09, and above the legal limit. Because the officer administered the field sobriety tests so poorly, client's DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving.
  • State v. J.H.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 09, 2009
    Outcome:
    DUI Accident reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    Client was charged with 3 counts of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol as well as having an open alcohol container. The officer was alerted to this case when he saw this citizen get into an auto accident. Client was prevented by the officer from taking any breath test to determine how much alcohol he had consumed. Ultimately the State agreed to reduce the case from DUI to reckless driving after we successfully argued that the officer had little DUI training and that the officer had violated the client's due process rights by preventing any breath testing, and client's case was resolved by the payment of a fine.
  • State v. Z.Z.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Outcome:
    DUI Drugs Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    Client was charged with DUI Drugs and possession of marijuana under 1 oz. While investigating the training record of the officer who stopped client, we determined the officer had no training in detecting impaired drivers due to narcotics. Further review of the police report showed that client was stopped based upon an unconstitutional traffic code. Finally the findings in the officer's report directly contradicted medical science and his findings were determined to have no validity. After negotiating with the prosecutor, client elected to enter a plea to the reduced traffic violation of reckless driving, and was assessed a fine.
  • State v. A.B.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 06, 2009
    Outcome:
    Underage DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    Client was 19 years old, when she was stopped for weaving. She admitted to the officer that she had been drinking alchol. Field sobriety tests were administered and her breath score came back above the legal limit. On the eve of trial, we had expert witnesses prepared to testify that the field sobriety tests were improperly administered, and that the results of the field sobriety tests were likely innaccurate. Furthermore the expert was planning to testify that due to Ms. Brouillard's petite size the breath testing machine was inaccurate and her blood alcohol concentration while she was driving was likely not above the legal limit. After hearing this, the State dismissed the underage consumption, weaving, and DUI and Ms. Brouillard entered a reduced plea to reckless driving.
  • State v. B.P.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Outcome:
    DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    Client was charged with DUI based on a concerned citizen call to law enforcement. After being stopped, client was also found to be in possession of marijuana and xanex. The officer who stopped this defendant did not have any DUI training, so another officer had to be called in to perform field sobriety evaluations. This second officer's field sobriety findings were inconsistent with the test results he alleged the client exhibited. After negotiating with the prosecutor about this officer's inconsistent findings, the State agreed to reduce the DUI to reckless driving. The drug charges were resolved through a conditional discharge plea, and the client received probation.