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Client Case Results

The following are a few of the successful results that our lawyer has obtained for his clients*:

Facts: A male is involved in a car accident where he runs into another vehicle.  The police arrive at the accident scene and ask my client to perform field sobriety tests.  The Garland Police officer has him lift one leg in the air for 30 seconds, walk 9 steps and back and checks his eyes for Horizontal Gaze Nystagus.  The police state he did not perform the tests properly; therefore, he is arrested for DWI and agrees to provide a specimen of breath at jail.  The results were a .107 Breath Alcohol Content.

Result: The DA offered my client on the day of trial an obstruction of highway and dismissed the DWI.  Therefore, he was not subject to the DPS surcharge of $3,000 over 3 years and kept a DWI conviction off his record.

Facts: Female client is stopped for speeding and failing to maintain single lane of traffic. Farmer’s Branch Police officer has her do Horizontal Gaze Nystagus eye test, One Leg Stand and Walk and Turn. He testifies that she failed all 3 tests and arrest her for DWI. She then agrees to a breath test which showed a .10 Breath Alcohol Content.

Result: Defended her license suspension hearing and got it dismissed at the license suspension hearing. DA would not make a reasonable offer so we did a jury trial. The jury decided that my client was not guilty and acquitted her of all charges. My client would have lost her job if convicted because she works in the wine and spirits business. I also filed an expungement that prevents this ever showing up on her record.

Facts: Client is pulled over by DPS offer in Lewisville (Denton County, Texas) for speeding on I35 highway. The Trooper testifies at trial that my client fails all the field sobriety tests and almost fell over while doing the tests. Further, that he had thick tongue speech, blood shot watery eyes and told him many stories on where he was that night and different brands of beer he drank. My client refused the blood and breath test so the State argued why would you refuse if not intoxicated.

Result: Jury finds him Not Guilty and the Arrest, Occupational Driver’s License and Suspension are all removed permanently from his record through filing a Petition for Expungement.

Facts: Dallas DWI task officers stop client for weaving, running red light and no blinker on Greenville Avenue area. She refuses all tests and is arrested for DWI.

Result: Set the case for trial and assistant district attorney dismissed the case right before we picked a jury.

Facts: My client was stopped for driving 70 mph in 40 mph zone. The DWI officer stated he failed all the standardized field sobriety tests, had slurred speech and unsteady balance. He refused the breath test and was arrested for driving while intoxicated 2nd.

Result: DA reduced the case to obstruction of highway on the day of trial.

Facts: Male client was stopped in his Corvette by Department of Public Safety Trooper on the Dallas North Tollway driving 75 mph in a 65 mph zone. Trooper’s arrest report stated that he failed the eye test, walk a straight line and lifting one leg. Further, that he had slurred speech and unable to answer questions properly. He was arrested for DWI and also possession of marijuana that was found in his vehicle.

Result: DA dimissed both the DWI and marijuana charges and gave my client an obstruction of passageway.

Facts: Female client was stopped in the McKinney Avenue area of Uptown Dallas for failing to signal lane change and failure to maintain a single lane. The Dallas officer stated that she failed to do her ABC’s and Counting backwards correctly and failed the one leg stand and horizontal gaze nystagmus tests. He also claimed that she had unsteady balance and was arrested for DWI.

Result: The DA agreed on the day of trial to dismiss the DWI and offer an obstruction of highway.

Facts: Dallas Police officers pull my client over for no head light and hitting a curb twice on the road. My client refused to take the eye test, walk a straight line or one leg stand tests. The police then arrested him because they said he could not get out of the vehicle with almost falling, could not balance, had strong odor of alcohol, blood shot eyes and did not understand their instructions. Once at the jail, the police testified to the jury that he did not read the Texas Flag card correctly, or do his abc’s or counting tests right and could not balance on the Rhomberg test.

Result: Jury found my client not guilty because the Prosecutors could not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. My client was granted an expunction to clear his record.

Facts: My male client was pulled over by the Texas Department of Safety Trooper for speeding 80 in a 65 mph zone in Carrollton, Texas. He failed to use his blinker and pulled over on the side of the highway. The DPS trooper testified at trial that he failed all the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standardized field sobriety tests, had blood shot eyes, slurred speech and could not balance or walk normally. Further that my client changed his story on how many and types of drinks he had and that he must be drunk because he refused the breath and blood tests.

Result: Jury found my client not guilty and his record was expunged so that nobody can ever see this arrest.

Facts: Male was arrest in Travis County, Austin Texas for speeding and failing to maintain single lane. The Austin police officer testified that the client failed the HGN, Walk and Turn and One Leg Tests. There were open beer bottles in the back of the driver’s seat and the client admitted to drinking more than he should have. He was arrested for DWI and placed in jail.

Result: The Travis County Attorney’s office agreed on the day of trial to dismiss his DWI and offer him an obstruction of highway.

Facts: Female client parks her car in a parking lot, officer believes a burglary is in progress or just occurred. Client tries to leave the parking lot and officer stops her and then discovers that she is intoxicated. The Irving Police officer conducts all the SFST’s in which he states she failed and arrests her for DWI.

Result: I filed a motion to suppress that stop based on no reasonable suspicion to stop the vehicle. The judge granted my motion and her case was dismissed with a trial.

Facts: Male is arrested by Dallas Police officer for speeding on McKinney Avenue in Dallas Uptown area. The officer smells odor of alcohol, blood shot eyes and unsteady balance. The officer had my client do all the Standardized Field Sobriety tests and states that he failed them all. The client refuses the breath and blood test and is arrested for DWI.

Result: Our attorney won his license suspension hearing so he never had is driver’s license suspended. Went to trial before the judge and he was found not guilty. Our firm filed an expungement to erase any record of his alcohol stop and DWI arrest.

Facts: Client gets into an accident when he loses control of his vehicle and crashes into a fence destroying 30 feet of it. Police are called to scene and smell alcohol, see blood shot glassy eyes and unsteady balance. The Irving Police Officer conducts all SFST’s on client and is told he failed all of them and therefore is arrested for DWI. My client refused the breath test and admitted to drinking 4 tall beers within 2 hours. We went to a jury trial and argued the brakes went out of my clients truck and that the officer did not conduct the field sobriety tests properly.

Result: Jury finds him not guilty. His record is cleared after filing an expungement.

Facts: Client drives down the wrong way of a one way street. Dallas Police Officer finds clues of odor of alcohol, blood shot eyes, and that client failed all field sobriety tests. Client arrested for 4th DWI, a felony offense. Jury was told about the previous DWI convictions at trial.

Result: Jury finds client Not Guilty of the felony DWI.

Facts: Client runs red light and is broad sided in the driver side of his vehicle. Dallas Police Officer finds clues of odor of alcohol, blood shot eyes, slurred speech, inability to stand and various other signs of intoxication. Driver’s license never suspended.

Result: Jury finds client Not Guilty. Case expunged off client’s record.

Facts: Client, a single mother, was seen weaving between lanes in Plano, Texas. Plano Police officer testifies that she failed all Standarized Field Sobriety tests, has odor of alcohol, blood shot eyes, slurred speech and took breath test with a result of 0.98%.

Result: Jury finds client Not Guilty. Case expunged off client’s record.

Facts: Client stopped by Dallas Police for speeding. Officer testified that he failed all field sobriety tests, had odor of alcohol and took breath test with a result of .086%. Driver’s license never suspended.

Result: Jury finds client Not Guilty.

Facts: Male is driving and has a single truck accident where he runs into a telephone pole at over 40 mph and breaks it in half. Garland Police arrive at scene and conduct an accident and DWI investigation. The Garland DWI task officer testifies that client did not control his speed, thick slurred speech, strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and wobbly and unstable on his feet. Further, that my client failed the Horizontal gaze Nystagmus test, One leg stand by putting foot down 3 times, hopping, using his arms and swaying, unable to do the ABCs and told inconsistent stories on what he drank and what bars he was at that night. Client is then asked to provide a sample of breath which he refuses to provide and he is then arrested for DWI and booked into Garland Jail.

Result: Client pled not guilty and the District Attorney’s office would not offer any plea deal, therefore, we requested a jury trial. Once all evidence was presented by the District Attorneys, we were able to show by questioning the Garland DWI officer that the tests are not fair and that she did not conduct the HGN test properly. Therefore, the jury found the client Not Guilty and he we also expunged his record so that it would not affect him in anyway.

Facts: Male is stopped for speeding and wide right turn by Dallas DWI task Police Officer. Dallas officer testifies that client did not stop immediately and had strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and fumbled around when getting his driver’s license and insurance information. Dallas cop stated that my client failed the Horizontal gaze Nystagmus test, One leg stand by putting foot down 3 times and unsteady balance and the Walk and turn test by starting too soon, unable to maintain balance during instruction stage, stepped off line and stopped multiple times, took too many steps and did an improper turn. Further, the Dallas DWI task officer said that he could not state the alphabet, count backwards, failed the stationary balance test and refused to provide a breath or blood test. Client is then arrested for DWI and booked into Dallas County Jail.

Result: Client never has his driver’s license suspended because our lawyer was able to win the license suspension hearing, so client did not have to get an occupational driver’s license. District Attorney’s office would not agree to dismiss the DWI and offer any reduction, therefore, we did a jury trial. After all the above evidence was presented by the State, our attorney was able to show by cross examining the Dallas DWI officer that the tests were are not fair and that the state had failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Therefore, the jury found the client Not Guilty.

Facts: Male is pulled over by a Plano Police officer for running a red light at a high rate of speed and then turning left at a red light in Collin County Texas. Police officer testifies that suspect has strong odor of alcohol, glassy bloodshot eyes and fumbles with his wallet and then requests that client perform standardized field sobriety tests. Client tells officer he will do the field sobriety tests at jail, officer never asks to perform again. Police officer offers breath test, client declines and is arrested for DWI.

Result: Client is found not guilty by the judge and never has his driver’s license suspended because we were able to get the not guilty before the ALR suspension hearing. His entire case was erased off his record after getting an expunction order signed by the judge.

Facts: Client stopped by Dallas Police for speeding 60 mph in 30 mph zone. Officer testified that he failed horizontal gaze nystagmus test, walk and turn straight line test, alphabet test, had odor of alcohol, blood shot eyes, unsteady balance and took breath test with a result of .122%. Driver’s license never suspended.

Result: Jury finds client Not Guilty.

Facts: Client stopped by Dallas Police for speeding. Officer testified that he failed all field sobriety tests, had odor of alcohol, failed alphabet test and took breath test with a result of .099%. Driver’s license never suspended.

Result: Picked a Jury and before evidence began, District Attorney’s office offered an obstruction of highway.

Facts: Male is driving in stopped by Richardson Police for driving the wrong way on the frontage road of Highway 75. The police officer testified he had slurred speech, blood shot eyes and failed all Field sobriety tests. The client refused the breath and blood test and was arrested and taken to jail.

Result: The jury found my client not guilty. The client’s license was never suspended and his record expunged so my client did not lose his job.

Facts: Female drives through a stop sign without stopping. She is stopped by a Dallas Police officer at 12:15 am. The officer smells a strong odor of alcohol, sees blood shot eyes and hears slurred speech. Therefore, he requests my client to exit her vehicle and asks her to complete all of the Standarized Field Sobriety Tests. She first does the HGN which shows she exhibits all clues, then the Walk & Turn which she fails by unable to balance on line during instructions, does not touch heel to toe and uses arms for balance on the 18 steps and does improper turn. The last of these tests is the One Leg Stand, the officer states she used her arms for balance, swayed and puts her foot down 4 times during the 30 seconds. After these tests were completed, the officer made an arrest based on the totality of circumstances and she goes to jail and does the alphabet test and Rhomberg test, which the officer states she failed. My client then refuses the breath and blood test and is put in jail for the night.

Result: Found Not Guilty by the Judge. My client also obtained an expungement so that it would not be on her record and she could get a job after graduating from college as a teacher.

Facts: Client speeding on Dallas North Tollway; Texas Trooper testified that client failed the field sobriety tests, slurred speech, odor of alcohol and was arrested for Driving while intoxicated. Driver’s license never suspended.

Result: Jury found client Not Guilty.

Facts: Client found passed out in vehicle at DFW airport tollbooth line with foot on break while car in drive. DFW Airport Police testify that she failed all field sobriety tests, had odor of alcohol and blood shot eyes. Result: Jury found client Not Guilty.

Facts: Client was pulled for hitting a curb and failing to maintain a single lane. Rowlett Police Officer testified that client had watery, blood shot eyes, and odor of alcohol. Driver’s license never suspended.

Result: Jury found client Not Guilty. Case expunged off client’s record.

Facts: Client was pulled over for failing to maintain single lane and weaving by Keller Police officer. Officer testified that client had odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes and failed all field sobriety tests.

Result: Jury found client Not Guilty. Case expunged off client’s record.

Facts: Client stopped by Police officer in Denton County for speeding and weaving and arrested for 2nd DWI. Officer testified that client failed all field sobriety tests. Judge excluded evidence of Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test.

Result: Jury found client Not Guilty.

Facts: Client in the army reserves arrested for DWI with a concealed handgun. Dallas Police Officer testified that client failed field sobriety tests.

Result: Judge found client Not Guilty.

Facts: Client stopped for speeding, changing lanes without signaling. Austin police officer states client failed field sobriety tests; admitted to feeling the effects of the alcohol and was intoxicated.

Result: DWI dismissed, and offered obstruction of highway.

In addition to the above fact, our firm has obtained numerous dismissals of DWI cases and obtained reductions to reckless driving and obstruction of highway cases. This is very important because the client was facing a DWI conviction which would include increased insurance premiums or cancellation, surcharges from DPS of at least $3000 over 3 years and a conviction that can be used for future enhancements unlike the reductions.

Facts: Female is driving and speeding and is stopped by Richardson Police Officer. The officer has her do all the Standarized Field Sobriety tests which he states she failed. He also states that she had a strong odor of alcohol, blood shot glassy eyes and bad balance. My client agreed to provide a breath specimen and it registered a .17, over 2 times the legal limit.

Result: I set the case for a jury trial and was able to get the DA on the day of trial to dismiss the DWI and she was offered a non-alcohol and non-moving offense of obstruction of highway. This prevented her of having to have a conviction on her record and never having to pay the DPS surcharge of $2,000 per year for the next 3 years and increased car insurance.

Facts: Female client hits a parked vehicle in Highland Park, the SMU police and Highland Park DPS troopers are called to the scene.  My client performs the following standardized field sobriety tests: eye test (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test), One Leg Stand and Walk and Turn, the Highland Park trooper states that she showed all the clues for the HGN, and failed the two balancing tests and therefore she was intoxicated.  The officer then requested a breath test and the client agreed and the result was a 0.16 BAC (Blood alcohol content) level.  Therefore, she was arrested and charged with DWI in Dallas County, Texas.

Result: We retained an expert witness who is a Doctor that specializes in the defense of DWI cases.  He reviewed the evidence and determined that she did pass the field sobriety tests and in his opinion, the 0.16 breath test result did not match the appearance of my client.  Therefore, the breath test results were wrong and should not be used to determine if she was intoxicated.  We started trial but were unable to finish so the case was reset.  Once, the next trial date arrived, the District Attorney handling the case offered an a deferred adjudication plea to obstruction of highway and agreed to dismiss the DWI case.  Therefore, the client will be eligible to file an expungement of the DWI so that it will not show up on her criminal record.  Further, she can have the obstruction of highway charge dismissed and obtain a nondisclosure if she successfully completes probation.

*Every case is different. Similar results may not be obtained in your case. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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