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Geoffrey Burg’s Legal Cases

9 total

  • State of Washington v. W. B.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty Verdict
    Description:
    Not guilty verdict by jury in State of Washington v. W.B. where police report states that client was pulled over for swerving on the road, failed 6 field sobriety tests, admitted to drinking a "bucket" of Rolling Rock, or around 8 beers, and had a breath test of .13/.13.
  • State of Washington v. E.B.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Outcome:
    DUI Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    Second offense DUI case dismissed after judge found that there was not probable cause by the police to stop the defendant. The State initially appealed the decision, then conceded on appeal and agreed to the dismissal.
  • State of Washington v. J.K

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty Verdict
    Description:
    Not guilty verdict by jury in second offense DUI case where police report states defendant drove through a roundabout and crashed his car in the middle of the roundabout, failed all three field sobriety tests, admitted to drinking 8 beers and refused to take breath test.
  • State of Washington v. R.H.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Outcome:
    DUI Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    2nd Offense DUI charge dismissed in State of Washington v. R.H. where police report indicated that client was traveling 90 mph and client failed all field sobriety tests. Client refused to take the breath test. Case dismissed by State after jury hung 4-2 to acquit.
  • State of Washington v. D.K.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Nov 12, 2002
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty Verdict
    Description:
    Not guilty verdict by jury in State of Washington v. D.K. where police report states defendant was contacted while already pulled over to the side of the road, admitted to driving, admitted to several drinks, became irate and escaped from her handcuffs and was thrown to the ground and later refused the breath test.
  • State of Washington v. B.J.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jun 08, 2006
    Outcome:
    DUI Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    DUI charge dismissed in State of Washington v. B.J where client was stopped for swerving outside his lane. Failed all field sobriety tests and had a breath alcohol content of .10. Court found stop was unlawful and dismissed the charges. State appealed and the dismissal was upheld.
  • State of Washington v. T.S.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 05, 2004
    Outcome:
    DUI Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    DUI charge dismissed in State of Washington v. T.S. where client was stopped for not yielding to oncoming traffic and traveling into another lane. Client failed all sobriety tests and had a breath content of .14/.15. Case was dismissed after the court found that the initial stop was unlawful.
  • City of Tacoma v. M.T.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Second offense DUI. Client was facing a minimum of 45 days in jail and 90 days of electronic home monitoring. I wrote a legal letter to the prosecutor explaining why the stop by the police officer was unconstitutional. The prosecutor agreed and dismissed all charges against the defendant.
  • State of Washington v. M.W.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Hung Jury, charges reduced to reckless driving
    Description:
    Second offense DUI, client was facing 45 days in jail and 90 days of electronic home monitoring. Prosecutor would make no offers on the case, requiring us to go to trial. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberated for almost 4 hours, but could not reach a decision - 3 were for guilty, 3 were for not guilty. The judge declared a mistrial. Instead of a second jury trial the prosecutor offered a reduction of charges to reckless driving. My client was very happy to accept this offer. We also won the Department of Licensing hearing - saving a two year license suspension.