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Raul Ruiz

Raul Ruiz’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • State v. Atwood

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    May 22, 2008
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    The client was asleep in his car. When he was awoken, he was was very confused and disoriented, and kept asking about his children in the backseat. There were no children in the car. After filing numerous motions to suppress all evidence, the State dismissed all charges on the day of the hearing.
  • State v. Kerbel

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    May 22, 2008
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    The client was seen by two eyewitnesses strike the median on the expressway and blow out his tire. When he stopped to change the tire, police were called. The police recognized signs of impairment by drugs and the client failed all the roadside tests. The client gave a urine sample to test for drugs, which showed over 8 different illegal substances. After the filing of numerous motions to suppress all evidence, the Court granted the motions and the State dismissed the case.
  • State v. Flanagan

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    May 22, 2008
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    The client was involved in an argument with his neighbor while he was intoxicated. He then drove off and the police were called. When he returned home, he was seen driving and failed roadside tests. The Defendant refused to take a breath test. The defense filed numerous motions to suppress all evidence. The motions were granted by the Court. The State then dismissed all charges.
  • State v. Kirk

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty Verdict
    Description:
    The client was seen weaving in her lane and speeding 45 in a 35. She was stopped and the police officer observed bloodshot eyes, watery eyes, and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. Defendant performed 4 roadside tests and failed all 4. She was arrested and refused to provide a breath sample. At trial, the defense argued that her performance on the roadsides was due to a pre-existing medical condition despite the odor of alcohol and an admission by Defendant to drinking. The jury found the defendant NOT GUILTY at trial.
  • State v. Ramirez

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    May 22, 2008
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    The client ran a police officer off the road. The police officer turned around and gave chase to the client, who was weaving all over the road. The client was asked to do roadside tests and failed all the tests. He then provided a breath sample of .16. On the day of trial, the State dismissed all charges.
  • State v. Ferguson

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Description:
    Client was seen driving all over the road and into the grassy swale. Our client agreed to perform field sobriety tests and failed all of the tests according to the police. After he was arrested, he provided a breath sample that was almost twice the legal limit. Because of defense manuevering based on the right to a speedy trial, the State dropped the DUI charge and proceed on a reckless driving charge only.
  • State v. Outten

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Outcome:
    All Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    Our client was involved in an accident and caused both injury and property damage. He was charged with numerous infraction and three charges of DUI. The police officers observed that our client had the odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, a flushed face, was confused, and was generally slow. Our client performed and failed the field sobriety exercises. He was taken to provide a breath test and blew over the legal limit. Motions were filed and I argued that despite all this evidence, the police still did not have enough reasonable suspicion of DUI to even begin a DUI investigation. The judge agreed and suppressed all evidence. The prosecutor then dismissed all charges.
  • State v. Shaw

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Outcome:
    All Charges Dropped
    Description:
    Our client allegedly crashed his car into a sidewalk and was seen by two independent eyewitnesses. Police were called and a DUI investigation was started when the police noticed the strong odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot eyes, watery eyes, slurred speech, and being unstead on his feet. Field sobriety tests were performed and recorded on video and the client failed every sobriety test. Despite this, I filed motions attacking whether the police even had enough evidence to arrest the client. The judge agreed with me and suppressed all the evidence in the case. The judge also said that even if there was enough evidence, the police officers in the case would not be allowed to testify at trial either way. The prosecutor had no choice but to drop all charges!
  • State v. Buckley

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 02, 2009
    Outcome:
    All Charges Dropped
    Description:
    Our client was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resiting arrest after he attempted to take another person's car. Despite the evidence, all charges were dropped.
  • State v. Bona

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Outcome:
    All Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    Our client was arrested for driving on a suspended license during a Habitual Traffic Offender suspension. The State refused to drop the charges, so the judge was convinced to dismiss all charges due to the evidence!