Case #1: Complete Dismissal of Charges in OWI-1st/PAC-1st Case (with .25 blood test result)
Case #2: OWI-1st/PAC-1st (with .18 breath test result) Reduced to Reckless DrivingThis was also a case with difficult facts. PW was stopped for leaving the scene of a minor traffic accident. She allegedly failed the field sobriety tests and had a breath test result of .18, more than twice the legal limit. Nevertheless, she had to do whatever she could to avoid a drunk driving conviction. As a Registered Nurse Hospital Consultant, PW traveled the country helping hospitals implement the latest training to their nursing staffs. Well-regarded in her field, PW was highly sought-after and had a lucrative career. Unfortunately, her drunk driving arrest threatened all that. Not only would she suffer an irreparable hit to her reputation if convicted, her driving privileges would be revoked and she would be required to install an ignition interlock device in her vehicle, making her extensive travel needs nearly impossible to meet. Fortunately, after much research, PW was referred to Dennis Melowski by multiple sources due to his unmatched reputation in his field. And it was Dennis' reputation that resulted in the fantastic outcome in PW's case. Despite the many factual hurdles, the prosecutor handling the case was well-aware of the success Dennis has had against the officers from the particular police agency involved in this case. Rather than risk losing the whole case, the prosecutor agreed to reduce the drunk driving charge to Reckless Driving, a non-alcohol-related traffic offense that carries no license loss and no ignition interlock requirement, just a fine. Not only were PW's driving privileges completely spared, so was her hard-earned reputation. Needless to say, she couldn't be happier.
Case #3: OWI-1st/PAC-1st (with .14 blood test result) Reduced to Two Minor Traffic TicketsFew professional reputations can suffer more from a drunk driving conviction than physicians, particularly surgeons. Such a conviction can result in professional discipline, the loss of hospital privileges, and a black mark that will scare off potential employers for years. For these reasons, the client's initials will not even be used in this post, nor will any specific circumstances of the case be described. Suffice it say, though, this was a particularly difficult set of facts. However, at a contested motion hearing, Dennis Melowski was able to expose just enough potential problems with the prosecutor's case to lay the groundwork for an outstanding result. After extensive negotiations, Dennis was able to convince the prosecutor to drop the original OWI and PAC charges. Instead, the client would plead no contest to two minor traffic tickets: Inattentive Driving and Unsafe Lane Deviation. Aside from paying a fine and agreeing to some community service work, this client suffered no consequences. Their professional reputation remains fully intact, as do their full hospital affiliations.
Case #4: Complete Dismissal of ALL Charges in OWI-1st/PAC-1st Case (with .09 blood test result and prescription drugs)Sometimes clients choose to fight their case because they simply cannot fathom the thought of being a convicted drunk driver. That was primarily the case for our client, LW. Although mostly retired after a successful career in a variety of business ventures, LW still served on a few boards and was involved in a number of community programs. She couldn't bear the thought of what a drunk driving conviction would do to her reputation, so she decided to fight it. And Dennis Melowski delivered for her in a big way. Based on the officer's own squad video, Dennis did not believe there was probable cause for LW to be arrested in the first place. After Dennis expertly cross-examined the officer in court, the judge agreed. All of the evidence in the case was then thrown out and all of the charges against LW were dismissed. It is difficult to put into words just how happy LW was with the result Dennis achieved, so we thought she could tell you in her own words. This was the note of thanks Dennis received shortly after he delivered the great news to his client:
Hi Super Hero,
I hope you received my "thank you a million!!" voicemail yesterday. I left you my joyous regards and wasn't sure at the end because it was a long message that it sent as the usual "do you want to send with regular delivery" robot didn't come on
I am like a different person since you sent me the great news! It's not like jumping up and down different...it's like "peaceful feeling, relaxed face and shoulders from no more strife and worry" feeling. I was stunned and still am I think. I knew you were brilliant but this result made you like a God..lol
Anyways, I am amazed at you being such a wonderful champion for me. I've always been a career champion to others but had never needed anybody to do something for me, and did I mention in my message that I was there for the trial. NOT in the courtroom but I drove down that night and stayed at my Clarion Suites, pacing so much that finally my friends took me out to calm down on their yacht.
I am good people, you are good people, and I hope always for those who may or not be good. That they will become good at some point. Life is better when you are good to others. Enjoy your weekend.