Jeff MacNichols in Trial
Jeff MacNichols represented C.K. at a jury trial in District Court on a second offense charge of Driving Under the Influence. C.K admitted to texting while driving and to consuming two beers. According to the Trooper, C.K. refused the breath test. The defense presented two witnesses at trial. One of the witnesses, a bartender, testified that he served C.K. two beers during lunch. He testified that he knew client was fine to drive. C.K. had turned down Reckless Driving offer prior to trial. The jury found C.K. Not Guilty after only 17 minutes of deliberation.
While most of our DUI and Physical Control cases do not go to trial, to effectively negotiate with the prosecution, your DUI Criminal Defense Attorney needs to pose a real threat in the courtroom, The attorneys at Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S. have won DUI/DWI jury trials for clients with no breath test, client's who refused the breath test, and clients with breath tests over three times the legal limit. We have also won trials for clients alleged to be under the influence of drugs, including marijuana and prescription drugs.
Many of the firms that claim to be experienced DUI defense attorneys have little or no actual trial experience. Cases are set for trial but, presumably as a result of fear or a lack of self confidence, clients are convinced to plead guilty to the charges as their cases approach trial. Prosecutors are aware when lawyers and law firms are unwilling to take their cases to trial and this can impact those attorney's effectiveness during pre-trial negotiations.
Neither a lack of self confidence, nor fear, have ever been an issue with the attorneys at Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S. In fact, our attorneys have been involved in hundreds DUI/DWI and Physical Control jury trials. The reputation that we have earned for our preparedness and willingness to take these cases to trial is tremendously important. A person charged with an alcohol related driving offense needs an attorney with that reputation. It's even better when the lawyer is a recognized winner.
Of course all cases are different, and no one can guarantee results, but the attorneys at Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S. are recognized as aggressive, successful and experienced trial attorneys. Our firm's reputation and our attorney's skills allow us to approach each of our client's cases from a position of power. This generally results in the best available disposition for each of the persons who have trusted us with their defense. When we are not able to reach an agreement with the prosecution, each of our client's can be confident that their attorney is ready to aggressively defend them in front of a jury, and when we do go to trial we will be fully prepared to do everything possible to win.
David Iannotti in Trial
David Iannotti represented N.B. at a jury trial Court for one count of Driving Under the Influence in cause number 1Z0699855. The prosecution alleged that the defendant was recklessly driving in a Safeway parking lot by speeding, doing donuts and losing traction. The prosecution alleged that N.B. refused the breath test. Two citizen witnesses and three police officers testified for the prosecution. Only the defendant testified on his behalf. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.
Our attorneys have represented thousands of persons on their first, second, third and even twelfth charge of DUI. We've represented high profile clients, and are experienced handling the media. Most of our clients have had breath or blood alcohol tests anywhere from .01 to .40. Some have had no breath or blood test, others have refused the breath or blood test, or were alleged to be under the influence of drugs, including prescription drugs, marijuana, and/or a combination of alcohol and drugs.
Some of our clients were stopped for weaving, and others for driving with bad tabs, driving too fast, too slow, without headlights, making an improper turn, the notorious bad license plate light and, of course, everything in between.
We have represented persons who couldn't walk a straight line, others who had difficulty balancing on one foot, many who slurred though the ABCs, missed touching their finger to their nose and/or were simply unable to tap their thumb to each individual finger.
Scott Stewart in Trial
Scott Stewart represented A.L. at a jury trial in Municipal Court on a charge of Driving Under the Influence in cause number 10L1519. The alleged breath tests were .267 and .266. Scott argued that the jury should not accept the prosecution's position that they should just trust the officer's opinion. He emphasized everything that the defendant had done correctly on the night of the arrest and argued that it raised reasonable doubt. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.
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Disclaimer: This information is not intended as legal advice or as a guarantee of the outcome of any future case. This is because every case has unique facts, and no one can ever guarantee results. Furthermore, this information does not establish an attorney client relationship. Any reliance on information contained herein is taken at your own risk.