My client was traveling home around dusk. The sun was low, about to sink below the mountains, yet still at eye level. As he drove west, the sun momentarily blinded him.
Unfortunately, at that very moment, he approached a large flatbed trailer, which was parked improperly, jutting out significantly into the road. Without any warning to my client and due to the blinding sun, he crashed into the trailer with the corner of his vehicle.
My client was accused of driving under the influence (DUI). As a result of some choices when he was younger, the District Attorney was trying to punish him severely. He sought out my help and I got to work on his case.
When we hear the words domestic violence, we all think of the horrible acts of violence committed against both men and women by their significant others.
The purpose of this article is not to justify such horrible acts, but rather to talk about things which people do, which are not acts of violence, yet still, get lumped in with the phrase “domestic violence”.
A woman came into my office distraught at criminal charges which were filed against her by a local law enforcement agency. She was accused of third degree assault, a very serious crime, which carries up to eighteen months in jail and a fine of up to five thousand dollars.
The charge was based on an unsubstantiated allegation made by a co-worker that Sarah had hit him. Seems like a simple case, right?
Being charged with a DUI while on active duty military can result in severe consequences to someone’s military career. When Chris (name changed), an active duty soldier, came to meet with me, he was adamant that he did not drive while under the influence of alcohol. Chris insisted that he was innocent and could not take a plea due to his status in the military. After explaining to Chris that going to trial was our best option to beat the DUI, he agreed and we prepared for trial. A jury trial is a complex yet essential part of our criminal justice system.
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