This was the exact situation that Attorney Sarvan Singh was confronted with when SJK first called our office to discuss his case. SJK had crashed his motorcycle, receiving significant injuries in the process. While SJK was being treated by medical personnel at the scene, a state trooper arrived and began questioning him about drinking. In response, SJK made several very damaging statements. While he was being loaded into the ambulance, the trooper told him he was under arrest for drunk driving and that he would have to submit to a blood test at the hospital. The result of that test was devastating to SJK: .186, more than twice the legal limit of .08. After consulting with other attorneys who told him he had no chance, SJK called Melowski & Associates after being referred by a former prosecutor who simply gave SJK the following advice: "Don't waste your time or money hiring anybody but these guys." Although SJK was very disheartened by what he had been told by the other lawyers he had spoken to, he had to fight his case because his career depended on it.
After listening to SJK's version of events, and pouring over every police report and lab document he could get his hands on, Attorney Singh knew there was hope. Since the overconfident prosecutor was not interested in giving SJK any breaks (prosecutors, too, have blind faith in test results, usually to their detriment), Attorney Singh knew the case was destined for trial. He needed to get creative. First, he was able to craft a legal argument to convince the judge that the statements SJK made to the trooper at the scene of the crash should be thrown out because they were obtained illegally. Second, Attorney Singh found SEVERAL problems with the equipment the lab used to test SJK's blood. Third, in the middle of trial, Attorney Singh, in a blistering cross-examination, caught the trooper in a significant change to his story that was never documented in his report. It was a major turning point in the case because it cast significant doubt on the rest of the trooper's bogus claims. In the end, the jury rejected not only the trooper's testimony, but the tainted blood result, too. SJK was found NOT GUILTY of all charges and walked out of the courthouse completely exonerated. A few days later, SJK sent a letter to Attorney Singh that said the following:
"I can't say enough good things about Sarvan. During my trial, it became very evident how much time and research he had done in preparation for trial. I truly believe that, regardless of the outcome, there was no one better able to represent me."Never doubt the difference a top-notch attorney can make.