Farmington Hills, Michigan DUI
After running a red light, Joe's client was stopped by the police. He admitted to having had a couple of drinks earlier in the evening and was put through various field sobriety tests and finally a breath test. The breath test revealed a BAC of 0.09. He was arrested and charged with DUI.
After a thorough review of all the evidence, including a rigorous examination of the video tape, Joe was able to identify several inconsistencies between the formal police report and the events depicted on the tape. Most importantly, Joe noticed a cigarette butt smoking just next to the driver's door. Joe spoke to his client about it, and it turned out that he'd be smoking it when he was pulled over, and the police had not waited an appropriate amount of time before giving him a breath test.
Joe immediately filed a motion to suppress the breath test. The motion was granted, and even the prosecutor conceded that the suppression was necessary.
With the inconsistencies in the prosecution's case and the exclusion of important evidence against his client, Joe was able to negotiate a very favorable deal for his client.
The charge of DUI was reduced to Careless Driving, a four-point Civil Infraction.