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Every case is different. The results of someone else’s case cannot and should never suggest that the same result is guaranteed or can be obtained in your case.
But here are some examples of successful results in DUI cases I’ve defended. These are provided to give you some idea of what might be possible, even in the most difficult situations.
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My client was pulled over for speeding on the interstate by a DUI task force specialist who testified that she failed all the field sobriety tests and smelled like alcohol. She refused to take a breath test. We went to trial and the jury found my client Not Guilty.
There was a car parked on a tree stump in a stranger’s yard. My client was found knocking on the stranger’s door, asking to speak to someone who didn’t live there. Officers responded, determined that she had driven there, and arrested her for DUI. She blew a .17 when she got to the jail. There were issues with how officers made the determination that she was the driver, so I was able to negotiate a plea deal to reduce the charge to Reckless Driving.
My client went to the hospital after her car flipped into a ditch. A state trooper went to talk to her. He testified that she admitted to drinking to several beers before driving off. A forensic toxicologist testified at trial that her blood sample showed a BAC of .18%, over twice the legal limit. There were issues with the investigation that I focused on at trial, and the jury found my client Not Guilty.
My client was driving home from work when he was stopped at a roadblock. The officer said he smelled like marijuana and that he admitted to getting high at work. The blunt roach in the cupholder didn’t help, but DUI-Drug cases are all about whether the substance in your body impairs your ability to drive. I focused on how my client drove just fine. The jury found him Not Guilty.
My client was found to be at-fault in a rear-end collision in Union County. The investigating state trooper found an open beer bottle in the car, and put my client through some sobriety tests. Before trial, I was able to negotiate a plea deal whereby my client would plead guilty to Open Container and pay a small fine, and the DUI charge was dismissed and expunged.
My Client was pulled over for a broken taillight and driving too slowly in the left lane on US-123 between Clemson and Pickens. The trooper said he failed his field sobriety tests, so he arrested him. The breath test machine malfunctioned, so client volunteered to have his blood tested. This was a borderline case that we were excited to take to trial. The Solicitor apparently felt the same way, never offering a plea deal other than pleading to DUAC. We announced “ready for trial” at several rolls calls over several years (that’s how backed up some courts are) and filed motions to dismiss. Eventually, the Solicitor gave up and dismissed the case.
A state trooper saw my client in a gas station and followed him to his car. Before he could even drive off, he put him through field sobriety tests and arrested him. Since it was a second offense, my client was facing jail time. I filed a motion to dismiss with the Court of General Sessions. We had a hearing, and the judge granted my motion. Case dismissed.
An officer from Pacolet PD (back before the department was effectively disbanded) pulled my client over for speeding up US-176. He was arrested for DUI and simple possession of marijuana. He said my client spit on him at the jail and tried to hide more marijuana in his patrol car, so he got two felony charges filed in General Sessions court: “throwing fluids” on an officer and tampering with evidence. I got the General Sessions charges dismissed at a preliminary hearing, and the DUI and marijuana charge dismissed in Municipal Court.
An officer responded to a noise complaint and found my client passed out behind the wheel of his truck with the music blaring. Eventually, the officer woke my client up, but he was unable to walk or talk. The officer assumed my client had been driving, but we went to trial and poked holes in that theory. The jury found my client Not Guilty.
The Woodruff Police Department pulled my client over for a minor traffic violation and an equipment violation. She initially refused all sobriety tests, but the officer eventually convinced her to do them. Can you guess whether the officer thought she passed the tests or not? She refused the breath test at the jail. There were lots of issues in the case, both with whether she passed the tests and whether she was coerced into taking them to begin with. We stood ready for trial until they put what might be the best possible plea deal on the table: Dismiss and expunge the DUI, pay $77 for a 2-point speeding ticket instead. My client took it and was satisfied with the result.
My client was involved in head-on collision in wrong lane of traffic. At the scene, on video, he said “I’m in the wrong,” “I’m going to admit to DUI,” “I’m going to jail, I know that,” and “you know I can’t pass” any field sobriety tests. He went to hospital and his blood test showed a BAC of .228%. Turns out there were just as many issues for the State as there were for the defense. We filed a bunch of motions, and went through jury selection to show that we were serious about fighting the case. Ultimately, the solicitor finally agreed to reduce the charge to reckless driving as part of a plea deal. My client took it and was satisfied with the result.
- Passed out at the wheel at a gas station
- Slurred speech and signs of intoxication on officer’s body camera
- Other guy in the passenger seat, also passed out, had an ounce of weed in his pocket
- Jury found client Not Guilty
- Collision on I-85, originally called in as a hit and run
- Trooper stopped client from finishing sobriety tests “for her own safety”
- Reduced to reckless driving as part of a plea deal
My client, a commercial truck driver, had to stop at a weigh station. A state patrol officer stationed there said he “smelled of alcohol” and that my client admitted to drinking the night before. He was arrested for DUI and agreed to have his blood tested. The BAC came back over the legal limit after a blood test. The stakes were high because my client’s CDL was on the line. This was also in Georgia, but since I still maintain an active law license to practice in Georgia courts, I was able to take the case. I filed motions and cross-examined the trooper at a hearing on my motion to suppress the blood test result. The Superior Court judge threw out the blood test, and the DA dismissed the case soon after that.
My client collided with another vehicle in the middle of a difficult intersection on Highway 9 in Boiling Springs. He was unable to complete the field sobriety tests, but he admitted to drinking multiple beers and said he was “in the wrong.” He blew over the legal limit on the breath test. We took it to trial because once I saw the video and looked closer at the collision site, I saw several issues with the case that made it worth fighting. The jury agreed and returned a Not Guilty verdict.
- Another driver calls 911 when the client is swerving on the interstate, and the client nearly hits an officer working a traffic stop
- Driver follows client to the gas station at the next exit
- Client backs into another driver at the pump
- Police arrive, discover multiple open containers of beer, and arrest the client for DUI
- Reduced to Reckless Driving as part of a plea deal
- City police observe the client run a stop sign and behave like he is lost
- Client is pulled over, police observe open containers
- After questioning, the client refuses field sobriety testing and is arrested for DUI
- Reduced to a Noise Ordinance ticket, which does not affect driving record, as part of plea deal
- Open Container and stop sign tickets dismissed as part of plea deal as well
My client was pulled over for speeding on I-385, leaving downtown Greenville. The officer, a senior trooper with extensive DUI training, put him through the field sobriety tests and decided to arrest him. We turned down a plea deal to DUAC and said we were ready for trial. Then we turned down a plea deal to Reckless Driving and said we were ready for trial. Eventually, the solicitor offered offered a plea deal to take a speeding ticket and dismiss the DUI. My client took it and was satisfied with the result.