DUI Case Results
- Oregon v. R – Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance—Dismissed before trial
An overzealous police officer found loose prescription medicine in client’s purse after arresting her for a DUI. The district attorney never charged client for the DUI opting to charge her for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance instead. After a nearly two-year battle with the district attorney’s office, the case was dismissed the week before trial.
- Oregon v. S – DUI—Not Guilty
A CDL driver who was involved in an injury accident while on the job was charged with DUI. Our case showed the police mishandled the blood evidence. Not guilty after jury trial.
- Oregon v. B – DUI—Not charged
Client was arrested for DUI. After providing the district attorney with a preview of our case through witness statements, the district attorney declined prosecution.
- West Linn v E – DUI—Not Guilty
Client was charged with DUI in a refusal case. The police obtained a search warrant to draw client’s blood. At trial, the city attempted to prove client’s BAC at the time of driving by a scientific process known as retrograde extrapolation. Not guilty after jury trial.
- DMV v. N – Proposed 1-year suspension under Implied Consent—Not suspended
Suspension disaffirmed. I argued client’s request to speak to an interpreter was a request was an extension of his constitutional request to speak to counsel. Since his request was denied, the suspension was not upheld.
- Oregon v. A – DUI, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief—Multiple charges dismissed
Client was charged with multiple citations. All charges were dismissed. Client completed diversion and both the DUI and Reckless Driving were dismissed. The criminal mischief charge was dismissed by way of a civil compromise I obtained with the complainant.
- DMV v. G – Proposed 90-day suspension under Implied Consent—Not suspended
Suspension disaffirmed. Inadequate proof that required paperwork was delivered to client so the suspension was not upheld.
- Oregon v. S – Felony Attempt to Elude, DUI, Reckless Driving and Hit and Run—Felony and two misdemeanor charges dismissed. Sole conviction for misdemeanor Reckless Driving
Client was charged with multiple crimes including a Felony Attempt to Elude. The DUI was dismissed after diversion. I obtained a dismissal by civil compromise in the Hit and Run. The Felony Attempt to Elude was dismissed and the client was convicted of one charge of misdemeanor Reckless Driving.
- DMV v. M – Proposed 1-year suspension under Implied Consent—Not suspended
Suspension disaffirmed. Client was unable to provide a breath sample due to asthma and anxiety. Therefore, she did not voluntarily refuse the breath test so the suspension was not upheld.
- Clackamas County v. R – Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana by a Minor—Not guilty
Another case of overzealous police officers who saw what they thought was marijuana on the floorboard of client’s car. After a court trial, the judge found client not guilty finding insufficient evidence client possessed marijuana.
These are just a few of the more recent results I have obtained for my clients. No two cases are alike so it is important to think outside the box when deciding about a defense strategy for any particular case.