State v. Shaw

Raul Ruiz

Case Conclusion Date:September 25, 2008

Practice Area:DUI / DWI

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!