Case Conclusion Date: May 14, 2009
Practice Area: DUI / DWI
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.