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Richard Lawrence Duquette

Richard Duquette’s Legal Cases

27 total

  • Hung Jury - Federal Drug Smuggling and Distribution

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Hung Jury
    Description:
    Federal Drug Smuggling and Distribution, 22 year old single mother client who was duped.
  • Not Guilty - .18 Felony and Misdemeanor DUI

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    .18 Felony and Misdemeanor DUI, severe head injury to pedestrian, misdemeanors dismissed during trial, felonies 11-1 NOT GUILTY! (jury verdict) Case then settled.
  • Not Guilty - DUI - 6-6 Driving with a .08 or higher blood alcohol level

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Jury Verdict – Not Guilty on DUI; 6-6 Driving with a .08 or higher blood alcohol level. (2008) Hispanic trash truck driver – City of Escondido – no criminal record. .10/.10 PAS results, .09 blood test by police. State criminalist opines client is a .11 at the time of driving – Re-test by Defense Expert Toxicologist shows a blood alcohol level of .07, with an opinion of .03-.05 at the time of driving. No settlement offer. Team tried case. Prosecution used an altered “red tinted” photo that made my client’s eyes look red. Phlebotomist – photographer distanced self from the prosecutor. Judge Brown – Vista.
  • Not Guilty on four counts - DUI with Great Bodily injury on passenger

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty on four counts, (2 felonies and 2 misdemeanors)
    Description:
    Jury Verdicts – Four Not Guilty – DUI with Great Bodily injury on passenger and lesser included offenses. (November 2007) Robert was exposed to 6 years prison. Mr. W. was a construction superintendent with no criminal record. Mr. W. was alleged to be a .20-.22 Blood Alcohol Level. The Victim failed to buckle up because he was drunk and stoned. Victim wanted to cash in with a civil suit for damages even though he failed to take responsibility off roading without a seat belt at night at Devils Slide – Ocotillo Wells. 75K in medical bills. Jury Verdict; Not Guilty on all four counts, (2 felonies and 2 misdemeanors). Client and his family cried with relief as the verdicts were read in the courtroom. (10 day Vista Jury Trial during the San Diego Wild Fires) Judge Ruben.
  • Not Guilty - .18 -.19 DUI Solo Crash on Railroad

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Not Guilty.18 -.19 DUI solo crash on railroad tracks in Del Mar, Ca. Hung jury on other charge. Judge Luther Leeger presided – Vista, California
  • Not Guilty (.09/.10 breath .11 pas) DUI

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Not Guilty (.09/.10 breath .11 pas) DUI – Breath machine subject data breath history showed machine was unreliable. Dr. Bill Holly noted forensic toxicologist testified for the defense. Defendant attracted the officers’ attention when she pulled out of a side street in close proximity to his patrol car.
  • Not Guilty – a school teacher was acquitted of DUI

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Not Guilty – a school teacher was acquitted of DUI – refusal charges. She agreed to take a test but the police refused her offer to take it. She was on a date with a sailor when arrested. Judge Lim presided – Chula Vista
  • Hung Jury (11-1 for Not Guilty) in a felony DUI

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Hung Jury (11-1 for Not Guilty)
    Description:
    Hung Jury (11-1 for Not Guilty) in a felony DUI where a drunk pedestrian walked into the middle of the dark road and was run over. Client had a .18 Blood alcohol level. Tried by Attorney Generals office – Vista
  • Case Dismissed - Back to Back DUI

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Two hung Juries in back to back felony DUI Jury Trials. Case finally dismissed. Judge Einhorn presided in one trial – Vista
  • Not Guilty DUI, guilty of carrying a concealed loaded pistol

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty DUI, Guilty of carrying a concealed loaded pistol
    Description:
    Not Guilty DUI, guilty of carrying a concealed loaded pistol into the “Alley” piano bar in Carlsbad. Pistol displayed from his waistband while singing Karaoke. All patrons evacuated. Jury brought us cookies during the trial and flowers afterwards.