Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 24, 2012: Complete Acquittal in OWI/PAC-1st Offense

In a drunk driving case, there are few facts more difficult to overcome than driving the wrong way on a one way street. But that's what Dennis Melowski had to contend with in WEB's case, along with a squad video and a breath test result of .10. However, through carefully listening to WEB's side of the story, and carefully examining the scene where the driving took place, it soon became apparent that WEB had a very plausible explanation for how she ended up on the wrong side of the road. By presenting this evidence, and systematically picking apart the officer's version of events, what originally seemed like a slam-dunk case for conviction quickly became a house of cards. Not only was the arresting officer's credibility severely compromised when Dennis got done with him, it cast a shadow of doubt on the whole case, including the breath test result. The outcome was a Not Guilty verdict on all charges and a complete vindication of our client. 2012 is off to a good start.