2010′s Case of the Year was one of 45 wins out of 76 total disposed cases, which also included 0 guilty verdicts. It just goes to show that an aggressive defense is the best offense when charged with a serious traffic offense such as DUI.
I got a not guilty verdict from a jury in Fulton County yesterday on a DUIcase. Here is how: My client had been to a business dinner in Alpharetta and had actually consumed 3 vodka tonics(he had the receipt). He made an improper U Turn and was stopped by Alpharetta police; the cop had my client do Field Evaluations(FSTs), then arrested my client and requested a State Breath test, which my client refused. There was a video, but no audio. At trial
Under most circumstances, I advise caution in agreeing to take the State Breath or Blood test after being arrested for DUI. The reason is, particularly in alcohol cases, it is difficult to know when your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above a .08. The higher above a .08 you register, the more difficult it becomes to successfully defend a DUI“per se” case. Additionally, Georgia’s breath test is not necessarily scientifically accurate. There are certain situations, however, where agreeing to a blood test can help your case, and this is when you are suspected of DUI while under the influence of prescription drugs.
Mickey, I want to thank you for a well played out legal strategy that was perfectly executed. I am still in a bit of a happy shock and can’t express how pleased I am that everything worked out. Once I get my thoughts straight I will send a more appropriate thank you note.
Getting this behind me was more emotionally important than even I expected. And, having you on my side certainly proved to be a great decision.