Technicalities MatterPeople often wonder if a criminal defense attorney is really worth the cost. Here is an example of exactly why one would want an attorney on one’s side.

Recently, I represented a young lady charged with Operating While Intoxicated–Super Drunk. She faced a 1-year license suspension and thousands of dollars in fines. An officer had pulled her over because she was swerving all over the road.  She performed poorly on the sobriety tests. The legal limit for drinking and driving is .08. She blew a .19 (twice). But there’s always the possibility of a loophole.

Reading the police report, I recognized that my client had initially refused the Breathalyzer in jail. The officer who was supposed to observe her for 15 minutes had a dialogue with her, during which he suggested she should cooperate and take the test. My client continued […]