NOT GUILTY 2ND OUI
AFTER ADMITTED DRINKING:
"PROBABLY MORE THAN I SHOULD HAVE"
I also admitted to one drink per hour for several hours but Joe got that statement thrown out at his pretrial motion to suppress evidence. There were 3 cops and 3 cruisers. They smelled alcohol, said I couldn't walk the line and was unsteady on my feet. At trial, Joe pointed out the inconsistencies in 2 of the officer's stories and showed the cruiser and booking videos to the jury to contradict their testimony. After deliberating over 2 days, they found me not guilty and the judge then immediately restored my license saving me the rest of the three year refusal suspension.
"JOE IS BRUTALLY HONEST, RIDICULOUSLY PROFESSIONAL
AND INSANELY GOOD."
FAILED BREATH TEST (.14)
BUT NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE
Cop saw me go over the centerline and followed me. I turned into someone's driveway and shut off my lights but the cop approached me. I admitted drinking an hour ago and they found a vodka bottle on the back seat. I hopped all over the place trying to do the one leg stand and was arrested. Joe got the breath test thrown out of court and then advised me to go to trial. Joe stressed that the cop followed me over 1 1/4 miles and saw only one lane violation, that I signaled all turns and showed the cruiser video showing no difficulty getting out of my car, walking normally and no slurred speech.
After a collision on a highway, client admitted drinking. She was unable to say the alphabet past K and failed the one leg stand and walk and turn tests. I recommended trial since the tests were done late at night after a crash in the pouring rain. When the cop failed to show, I convinced the judge to dismiss the case and restore her license immediately.
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FAILED BREATH TEST - SPEEDING 83 IN 50 MPH ZONE
NOT GUILTY - 2ND OFFENSE
Client smelled of alcohol, admitted drinking and had red, glassy and bloodshot eyes. He failed 2 field sobriety tests and 2 empty beer bottles were found within reach in the truck. At the barracks, the breathalyzer registered over the legal limit at 0.10. At trial I argued cop followed him for one mile and he committed no lanes violations, had no trouble producing his license and registration, getting out of the car and walking normally. Plus the breath test was done one hour after driving and they couldn't prove what his blood alcohol was at the time of driving --- as required by law.
BEATS ALL 3 CHARGES:
OUI 2ND OFFENSE, SPEEDING, LANES VIOLATION
THEN GETS MY LICENSE BACK
'It was really something to watch Joe argue his pretrial motions. He was very clever and kept out lots of bad facts. During a 2-day trial, when everybody went to lunch, he stayed at the defense table preparing his cross exam of the cop who said I almost hit a guardrail, had slurred speech and admitted drinking. But when he said I fell "face first" during the walk the line test, Joe showed the jury he never wrote that in his report. After the not guilty, he brought a motion to restore my license and convinced the judge to do so as well"
3RD OFFENSE; ACCIDENT MANDATORY JAIL AND FELONY CONVICTION AVOIDED
'The facts of my case were not good at all. I admitted drinking shots and even told the cop I didn't know how many I'd had. On the day my case was scheduled for jury trial, Joe managed to negotiate a deal where no jail was involved and no felony conviction. He's an exceptional lawyer and has obviously been practicing DUI defense a long time. I strongly recommend him to anyone who finds himself in this kind of trouble.'
'JOE OBVIOUSLY KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND A COURT ROOM'
HE BEAT MY 2 OUI CASES 10 YEARS APART ONE WITH A BAD ACCIDENT
In '03, he won a motion to suppress the stop of my car so all evidence was thrown out and the case was dropped. In '13, I was in a bad collision and both vehicles were totaled. At jury trial, the cop testified I had slurred speech, swayed and admitted drinking 3 beers [but a six pack missing 5 beers was found in my truck]. Joe got all my statements after Miranda thrown out, convinced the jury the accident wasn't my fault and asked them to consider why the cops never made a video of me with their cameras at the station or the cell phones in their pockets. Pretty smart. Not guilty!
'HE ASKED THE JURY WHY COPS NEVER MADE A VIDEO AT THE STATION OR USED THE CELL PHONES IN THEIR POCKETS'
NOT GUILTY; 2ND OFFENSE; LICENSE RESTORED
First I told the cop I had two beers, then three. Then after the field tests I admitted drinking "Like, six beers." Joe somehow managed to get that final very incriminating statement thrown out at a Motion to Suppress so we then had a fighting chance at trial. Then when he got in front of the jury he totally debunked the field tests the cop said I failed. After the not guilty verdict, he convinced the judge to order my license restored immediately. One very persuasive fellow.
'JOE IS ONE VERY PERSUASIVE FELLOW'
ADRIEN; 603 966 6041
FAILED BREATH TEST AT ROAD BLOCK
Client smelled of alcohol, had glassy bloodshot eyes and admitted drinking 4 beers an hour ago. He was shaking badly during the sobriety tests and as a result was arrested. He failed both breath tests over limit at .09 and .10 but could not accept a CWOF due to his job so we fought. On the Motions date, the cops were not summonsed so I asked the Judge to mark the Docket "No further continuances." On the 2nd Motions date, the breathalyzer operator could not attend and the DA asked for yet a third date. I argued vigorously against giving the Commonwealth 3 bites at the apple and the second judge agreed. Case dismissed.
NOT GUILTY FAILED BREATH TEST BUT
DONE ALMOST 1 HOUR AFTER DRIVING
Client was seen drifting into next lane and straddling line for ten full seconds. She had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and admitted drinking. She stumbled turning on the 9 step test and swayed and hopped on the one leg stand. She then blew an over limit breathalyzer at the barracks after her arrest. I argued the field tests were done at 4 am while barefoot and the breath test was given almost one hour after driving and it could not be proven beyond all reasonable doubt what her blood alcohol was "at the time of driving" as required by law. Not guilty.
FAILED BREATH TEST; 2ND OFFENSE
NOT GUILTY AT TRIAL
I was arrested for my 2nd offense. The arresting detective said I had very thick and slurred speech and was unsteady on my feet. Plus, I admitted drinking two gin and tonics and one 16 oz. beer shortly before driving. The booking sergeant testified I had red, glassy and bloodshot eyes and in his opinion I was under the influence of alcohol. I even admitted I felt the effects of the alcohol! I took the breath test at the station and failed it over limit. Joe won the case and avoided a two year loss of license and thousands of dollars in fines and fees.
'JOE WAS RESPONSIVE TO ALL MY QUESTIONS AND HAD A GREAT COURT ROOM PRESENCE.'
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE JUST 4 MONTHS AFTER ARREST
I was arrested for my 2nd offense and speeding 61 mph in a 40 zone. I admitted drinking three beers, taking Adderall and that I felt the effects of the alcohol. The Sergeant testified I failed the one leg stand and nine step walk and turn test, was red faced and had glazed eyes. Joe stressed to the jury all the things I had done right while driving. I avoided having to install a breathalyzer in my car, an additional two year license loss and over $5000 in various fines and fees. I've got my license back and am driving again.