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William E. Smith

William Smith’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • New Statute Applies to Department of Revenue Proceedings

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Dismissed Suspension
    Description:
    My client, a commercial driver, was facing a suspension of his driving privileges based on a test of his blood which resulted in a blood alcohol content over 0.170. I successfully argued that the contact and search by the officer was in violation of my client's constitutional rights. Recently, H.B. 13-1077 was signed by the governor, which allows drivers to challenge the validity of the initial contact by law enforcement.
  • 13M4738

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Denver County DUI and Careless Driving dismissed entirely. Denver Police Department conduct improper seizure of my client's blood sample resulting in dismissal of all charges.
  • 13T3146

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 24, 2013
    Outcome:
    Pled to non-alcohol traffic charge
    Description:
    Dismissed DUI, Hit & Run, Careless Driving. Constitutional issues concerning illegal search of home result in dismissal of all alcohol-related charges despite blood test over 0.190.
  • Closely Held Business Valuation in Dissolution of Marriage Action

    Practice Area:
    Divorce & Separation
    Date:
    Dec 02, 2013
    Outcome:
    Valuation position accepted and client recieves business
    Description:
    The right expert makes all the difference. In a contested dissolution of marriage hearing in Arapahoe County District Court, our client was sucessful in retaining the marital business at a value represeting less than 2% the value put forward by the opposing expert.
  • Gifts as Income

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Outcome:
    Child Support favorably modified
    Description:
    Sucessfully argued at hearing that a single gift from family should be included as income to opposing party in a modification of child support action.
  • Relocation Denied

    Practice Area:
    Divorce & Separation
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    My client prevailed at hearing in preventing a requested relocation with the parties' minor children over the recommendation of joint parental responsibilities evaluator
  • Acquittal at Trial - DUI Marijuana/Alcohol

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 01, 2015
    Outcome:
    Acquittal at Trial
    Description:
    Jury trial acquittal for my client charged with DUI for a combination of THC and alcohol. The DA's office brought their expert witness as to the combined effects of marijuana and ethyl alcohol. Defense's expert witness testified effectively rebutting the State's arguments. This highly scientific trial resulted in the appropriate outcome for my client.