Friday, April 4, 2014
Client found not guilty at trial in OWI 1st with .198 blood test
Prosecutors often leave you no choice. They give you one option- plead to the drunk driving. That's it. And let's be honest, it's not much of a choice. That was exactly what HC was presented with when charged with OWI. Unfortunately, an OWI conviction would be devastating to HC. She possessed a commercial driver's license and owned a trucking company. A conviction meant catastrophe for her business and livelihood. After substantial research, she reached out to our firm and sat down with Attorney Sarvan Singh. She presented her paperwork, which included a blood test of .198. Attorney Singh appealed to the prosecutor. Given how much HC stood to lose if convicted, it seemed only right to amend the charge. Unfortunately, the prosecutor dug in and forced the matter to jury trial. At trial, Attorney Singh made quick work of the prosecution's witnesses and then obliterated their case in his closing. It was a convincing argument as the jury came back with a not guilty verdict on both counts. After the verdict was read, HC could not stop crying with joy. As she repeatedly said, hiring Sarvan was one of the best decisions she had ever made.