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  • DWI Bench Trial- Kaufman County

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    May 14, 2009
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    My client was charged with DWI, 1st offense. He refused to give a breath sample but did attempt field sobriety tests. Allegedly he failed to use his turn signal, got pulled over, "failed" field sobriety tests, and had open containers of alcohol in his vehicle. My client had a history of medical problems that the officer ignored. It was these medical problems, not intoxication that caused my client to struggle with the cop's balancing tests. My client's doctor testified to his medical condition. I was successful in preventing the State from presenting HGN (voodoo science) evidence. The judge issued a not guilty verdict. My client is eligible for an expunction.
  • Kaufman DWI Jury Trial

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 31, 2009
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client was pulled over for numerous traffic violations including weaving, not using a turn signal, and forcing other cars off the road. The police report noted that Client failed all field sobriety tests. Open containers of alcohol were found in the vehicle. The police noted that my Client had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. A portable breath tests was given at the scene. Client refused the in station breath machine. This was a four day jury trial with some interesting issues. I was able to suppress much of the State's evidence during trial leading to a favorable verdict. The jury deliberated 6 hours before acquitting my client.
  • DWI- .17 Breath Test- Kaufman County

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Dec 03, 2009
    Outcome:
    DWI dismissed
    Description:
    Interesting case. My client was pulled over for following too closely. She went on to fail the field sobriety tests and give a .17 breath test. I filed a motion to suppress the breath test, and stop. The cop admitted to coercing my client into giving a breath test, and the evidence supporting the stop was weak. Before the judge could rule, the State offered to dismiss the DWI if we pled to obstruction of a highway. Overall, a great outcome on an interesting fact pattern. It goes to show that no matter how bad a DWI case might look, or how high a breath score is there are creative ways to attack the evidence if you are ready to go to trial.
  • Collin County DWI Bench Trial

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    DWI total refusal in Collin County. It was set for a bench trial and the judge acquitted my client. Client did the smart thing and refused a breath test.
  • .17 Breath Test DWI

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    DWI Dismissed. Pled to Obstructing the Roadway.
    Description:
    I filed a suppression motion attacking the stop and the breath test. My client was initially detained for following too closely. That statute has specific requirements for judging when a vehicle is, in fact, following too closely. I felt my client's action did not rise to the level of reasonable suspicion for a violation. Then I argued that the breath test my client gave should be excluded because the officer had wrongfully admonished my client on the legal ramifications of a refusal. We had a spirited suppression hearing that lasted about an hour. Before the judge ruled on my motion the State offered to dismiss the DWI and my client pled to obstructing a highway. This case shows that even high BAC/breath test cases have opportunities to avoid a DWI conviction.
  • DWI .16 Breath Test- NOT GUILTY

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client was pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the road and failure to maintain a single lane. Client fails standard field sobriety tests. Client blew a .159 on the Intoxilyzer. This was a tough case but we set it for a jury trial. We showed the jury that there was more to this story and reasonable doubts existed. The jury deliberated 4 hours before finding my client not guilty.
  • Marijuana Possession- Trial Before Judge

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 26, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    My client was pulled over for speeding. The officer believed my client was nervous and asked for consent to search. Fortunately, my client was smart enough to refuse a consent search. The officer, undeterred, calls out of the drug dog and finds what they claim is marijuana. At trial the court ruled that the drug dog search violated my client's rights, and that the State could not prove that there was the required quantity of marijuana to support a conviction. Not guilty. I'm working on the expunction as we speak. My client will have no record of this arrest or trial after the expunction is complete.
  • Felony Child Endangerment Dismissed

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissed. Pled to time served misdemeanor.
    Description:
    Client was charged was charged with felony child endangerment for an alleged road rage incident. The case was dismissed and the client pled to a misdemeanor for time served (no probation).
  • Sexual Assault Allegation

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Outcome:
    No Billed By Grand Jury
    Description:
    Client was investigated for an alleged incident of sexual assault. We we hired, discussed the case with the DA's office and investigated the incident.
  • .101 DWI Dismissed

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Outcome:
    DWI Dismissed- Pled to Obstruction of a Highway
    Description:
    Client was pulled over for following too close. Officer alleged that my client failed the field sobriety tests, smelled of alcohol, and was following too closely while driving.