Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Outcome: Not Guilty
Description: In June 2011, Sara Watson represented C.H. at a jury trial on one count of Driving Under the Influence in Municipal Court. The arresting officer testified that C.H.’s vehicle was speeding and weaving in and out of its lane of travel. The arresting officer testified that C.H. had bloodshot, watery eyes, and slurred speech. The officer also testified that C.H. was argumentative and confrontational. C.H. refused to perform field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breath test. The defense challenged the officer’s conclusion that C.H. was under the influence and emphasized all of the actions taken by C.H. that were consistent with sobriety. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.