Winning Cases Others Said Couldn’t Be Won
Below are just a few examples of the types of challenging cases we have won.
St. Louis Nurse Facing Seventh DWI Is Found Not Guilty By Jury
A nurse charged with a seventh DWI was arrested after running into a car stopped at a red light. She failed the three field sobriety tests and refused to take breath test. After a three-day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
St. Louis Man Faces Fifth DWI Arrest Hitting Police Car Head On With A .14 Blood Test. Dismissed.
Unconscious at the scene of the accident, Missouri Implied Consent Law allowed officers to draw blood from my client revealing a blood alcohol content of .14, well above Missouri’s .08 legal limit. After being arrested on Felony DWI, we were able to attack the testimony of the arresting officer about the validity of the blood test based upon the proper collection and handling of the blood taken from my client. The client’s felony charge of DWI was dismissed, and he did not lose his license.
Cape Girardeau Man Faces Twelfth DWI Arrest With A .234 BAC And Is Found Not Guilty
After driving through someone’s yard while a nearby police officer watched, our client could not even stand when he was arrested. The police officer chose not to perform field sobriety tests because the client was too unsteady on his feet. A test was administrated after his arrest and he blew a .234 nearly four times the legal limit on a breath test machine. At trial, we carefully worked to select jurors who recognized that there are many reasons why someone may be severely unbalanced. We were able to convince jurors that the officer was obligated to do field sobriety tests, and also that he had not monitored the suspect before improperly administrating the breath test. The case was dismissed by the judge for lack of evidence at the close of the State’s case.
St. Charles Teacher Arrested For DWI With A Breath Test Result of .151 Found Not Guilty
A St. Charles teacher was arrested for DWI for driving off road and failing field sobriety tests after coming from the wineries. A breath test revealed her blood alcohol level was .151 almost twice the legal limit. The teacher was found not guilty due to errors of the officer in conducting the field sobriety tests and the breath test machine.
- 4th offense DWI, crashed motorcycle fleeing from police with .148 BAC. Not Guilty.
- 4th offense DWI, admitted being drunk, 32 empty beer cans in bed of pickup. Not Guilty.
- 3rd offense DWI, stopped at checkpoint, passed out, smelled of alcohol, admitted drinking 5 martinis. Licensed not suspended after trial and criminal Felony DWI dismissed.
- 3rd DWI stopped for weaving, blew .136 on breath test machine. Not Guilty.
- Administrative trial – 5th offense DWI, drove Range Rover into a building with .41 BAC. License suspension withdrawn after DOR trial.
- MSD employee with a CDL, license not lost and CDL restored after trial.
- DWI with possession of marijuana, license not lost after trial and criminal case dismissed.
- Judge charged with DWI after stopped for speeding, had open container and refused all tests. Jury returned NOT GUILTY verdict in 11 minutes.
- 4th offense DWI, failed HGN, Walk and Turn, One Leg Stand, ABC and Counting, Blood Alcohol Content .299 on Datamaster Breath Test Instrument. Jury returned Not Guilty verdict in under an hour.
- Off Duty police officer arrested for DWI after accident. Refused breath test, ruled no refusal and return of license after trial, criminal case dismissed.
- Major League Baseball Player charged with DWI and refusal to taken breath test. DWI dismissed.
- NFL Player charged with DWI and refusal to take a breath test. After trial license reinstated and DWI dismissed.
- Dentist flipped BMW killing passenger. Blood Alcohol Content .18. DWI Manslaughter dismissed.