Tuesday, August 2, 2016
5 Fantastic Results for Attorney Singh's Clients: 3 Complete Dismissals and 2 Complete Acquittals at Trial
Anyone who reads this blog knows that many of our clients hold a commercial driver's license (CDL). For many families, a commercial license serves as their sole source of income. That was the situation for BNL, a commercial truck driver who travels throughout the state for work. When he was stopped and arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, First Offense, his entire livelihood was at stake. With an alcohol content of .11, he reached out to Attorney Sarvan Singh. Attorney Singh noticed a peculiarity in how the officer performed the sobriety tests. He filed a motion challenging the arrest. After a contentious hearing, the judge agreed with Attorney Singh and dismissed all of the charges against BNL. Once the charges were officially dismissed, BNL was able to get back to work immediately, and most importantly, get back to supporting his family. He could not be happier.
BOB was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, Third Offense. It was a complicated case that involved dreadful driving, an accident, and a blood alcohol level over .20. Along with these aggravated factors was the reality that this took place in a very unforgiving county. BOB reached out to Attorney Sarvan Singh. Attorney Singh poured over the police reports looking for anything that may break BOB's way. Unfortunately, there was very little to work with. Attorney Singh sat down with BOB to discuss the limited options in his case, at which point, BOB mentioned something that piqued Attorney Singh's curiosity. Attorney Singh investigated the issue further and, much to BOB's delight, Attorney Singh was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the case...in its entirety! Instead of facing a year behind bars; a 3 year license revocation; thousands of dollars in in fines; and years of an ignition interlock device, BOB walked out of the courthouse completely cleared of all charges. A truly fantastic result.
DES was facing an OWI-2nd in a county notorious for not amending OWI charges. DES could not afford such a conviction. He needed his license to work and without it, his business would completely collapse. DES had hired another lawyer previously, but after spending well over a year with the other attorney not getting anywhere with the case, he decided to hire Attorney Sarvan Singh to fight the case. Attorney Singh explained to DES that his only option was to go to trial and fight to win. That's when Attorney Singh went to work. After spending countless hours reviewing reports, open records, audio and video recordings, Attorney Singh was ready for the challenge of saving DES's future. Thanks to a brutally effective cross-examination of the arresting officer, the jury came back with a verdict of not guilty. After nearly three years, DES finally got the resolution he had been looking for. Another very satisfied client.
MOS is a young commercial driver with a very bright future. A hard and reliable worker, MOS had become a favorite employee. Then, the unimaginable happened- MOS was arrested for drunk driving. With a blood test of .18, things were dire for MOS. After speaking with numerous attorneys who told them there was nothing they could do for her, MOS hired Attorney Sarvan Singh. With a prosecutor unwilling to reduce the charge, Attorney Singh readied for trial. After a scathing cross-examination of the arresting officer, Attorney Singh went to work on the blood analyst, effectively exposing a variety of errors at the laboratory. In the end, the jury returned verdicts of NOT GUILTY. With the weight of losing a promising career lifted, MOS broke down in tears in open court. To this day, MOS will randomly contact Attorney Singh just to say, "thank you." And she has already referred others to our firm.
Many people believe that if a person wasn't observed driving, they can't be charged with Operating While Intoxicated. Nothing is further from the truth. In fact, many people who contact our office were doing nothing more than sitting in their vehicles. However, because of how vigorously and technically the drunk driving laws are enforced, many people are charge with drunk driving even though no one saw them drive. That was the situation for PAO. He was in a parking lot, leaned back in the driver's seat, asleep. He was awakened by officers and subsequently arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, Second Offense. Attorney Singh examined all of the evidence and the dubious way that PAO was questioned, tested, and eventually taken into custody. After exposing several problems with how PAO was detained and arrested, the prosecutor agreed to amend the charge to Reckless Driving, a resolution PAO was more than happy to accept. He avoided a mandatory jail sentence, lengthy license loss, mandatory IID installation and, most importantly, he avoided a drunk driving conviction. Aside from paying a fine, PAO suffered no consequences and he is one very happy client.