ACQUITS 2ND OFFENDER IN 15 MINUTES
With a lengthy record, this 2nd offender motorcyclist was likely facing 180 days in jail plus a 2 year license loss. The officer made him walk an "imaginary line" without stepping off. At trial, I asked the officer, "Exactly how wide was that imaginary line?" As he stammered to answer, the jury got the point. They found my client not guilty in 15 minutes.
"IF I DIDN'T ADMIT I WAS DRUNK,
WOULD YOU STILL HAVE ARRESTED ME?"
= NOT GUILTY
A 2nd offender was stopped for going 71 mph in a 45 zone and straddling the fog line. After failing 2 sobriety tests and admitting to 4 drinks, he made the above statement to the cop at the station after being arrested. I got the cop to admit on the stand he waited in that area nightly because "he caught a lot of speeders on that stretch." Then I demonstrated the 2 sobriety tests in front of the jury, pointed out they were done at 1 AM on the fog line of a highway with CARS SPEEDING BY just 2-3 feet away.
(If convicted, my client would have lost his license for 2 years and his dream job as a cameraman at a top TV news station.)
"WHEN THE JUDGE READ
MY MOUTH DROPPED!"
Dear Attorney Waldbaum,
Thank you so much for taking my case and working it as you did. I am
truly pleased with the outcome. After hearing the District Attorney go on for it seemed like a lifetime... I was resolved to the fact that I was going to be charged with a felony. But when the Judge read the verdict, my mouth dropped. I wasn't sure I heard it right, but I guess I did. I hope I showed you appreciation outside the courtroom. I was just so elated I wasn't sure I had. Thank you again for everything!
John W.; Newburyport; 10-2-09
2 OUI'S IN 10 DAYS - NO COMMITTED JAIL TIME:
"When you returned my call at 6 AM, I instinctively knew I would not be alone
in this. I watched people's reactions to you in Court -- all seemed in agreement
with you. You don't waste time and you're courteous to the point of professional.
After all, how often does a Judge compliment a lawyer on the handling of a case
as he did you?"
- M.L. - Georgetown
"NO EXTRA COST THAN YOU PROMISED"
Dear Attorney Waldbaum,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the superb job you did for us. It is a big relief knowing that we can hopefully put this behind us now, and move on in a positive direction. We had no idea whom to call legally. But with your expertise we were able to close the case within a two month period at no extra cost than you promised. We are so pleased with your expertise, it would be our great pleasure to recommend you to friends, family, and strangers alike."
"IMPRESSED BY YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND FRANKNESS ON
I spoke with you earlier on the phone today. Thank you for your time and help. I was so impressed by you and your knowledge and frankness on the phone, and after reading the countless testimonials from your previous clients I would like to hire you if you would be so willing to help me in my case. My court date is scheduled for Monday October 5th at 9 a.m. at the Newburyport District Court.