Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 15, 2014: Jury Finds Client NOT GUILTY in OWI-2nd Case (with .10 breath test result)

The prosecutor in this case made our decision to go to trial a very easy one. He would not agree to reduce AH's drunk driving charge to a lesser offense and would not make any meaningful concessions in the sentence he was seeking. So he lost the case instead. After poking hole after hole in the arresting officer's explanation of events, Dennis Melowski quickly made the State's case against AH fall apart. Dennis even caught the arresting officer red-handed on police department video skipping a very important part of the breath test procedure, a misstep that seriously called into question the accuracy of the result. In the end, it took the jury only 20 minutes to find AH NOT GUILTY of all charges. Sometimes the State has to learn the hard way and Dennis is more than happy to teach them. And AH is even happier.