Jury Trial – Not Guilty. Client was with family celebrating a birthday when he got sick. Decided to drive home. Was not paying attention, ran a red light, and got t-boned by a semi-truck. Other driver and officer said they smelled alcohol and client was “disoriented.” Client and his cousin testified there was no alcohol involved that night and client did not smell of alcohol. Before trial defense attorney was able to get “refusal” of breath thrown out of court and all statements made by the client thrown out of court which helped tremendously. Mid-trial State tried to argue defense opened the door to accident report privilege statements. Judge ruled in favor of the defense and did not admit statements. Jury found client not guilty in 8 minutes.
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