Practice Area: Criminal defense
Outcome: Defendant Acquitted
Description: Defendant charged with Driving Under the Influence of PCP and Marijuana. Office of the States Attorney attempts to call Drug Recognition Expert to testify as to Defendant's physical and mental state at the time of arrest. Defense motion to exclude expert testimony for lack of appropriate notice and insufficient qualifications granted. State's Attorney unable to prove, even in the light most favorable to the State, that Defendant was under the influence of any controlled dangerous substance at the time of arrest.