Our Client, Brian, was involved in a car accident when he hit a parked car on a street in Burbank.
After the officer arrived to the scene of the accident, he made several observations and talked to multiple witnesses. Brian was then arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
At trial, the officer testified that he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Brian’s breath. The officer testified that Brian needed the vehicle for support and swayed. The officer further testified that Brian’s clothes were disarranged, his eyes were glassy, and his speech was thick tongued. The officer testified that in his opinion, the effect of alcohol on Brian was extreme and that Brian was unfit to operate a vehicle.
During closing argument, we argued that the State did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Brian was under the influence of alcohol.
Brian was found not guilty of DUI.
Our client, Nathan, was stopped by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police after he was allegedly involved in a hit and run accident.
After submitting to field sobriety tests, Nathan was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
At trial, the officer testified that he smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Nathan’s breath and observed him to have blood shot eyes. The officer further testified that Nathan admitted to having a few beers. Further, the officer noted that he observed Nathan to have slurred speech and appeared unfocused and sleepy.
The officer testified that Nathan failed two out of the three standard field sobriety tests offered. More specifically, the officer testified that Nathan failed the HGN and the walk and turn but passed the one leg stand.
At the end of the trial, we argued that the State failed to meet their burden of proof that Nathan was driving under the influence of alcohol. Nathan was found not guilty of DUI.