Third Trial's A Charm For Raleigh DWI Defense Lawyer of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, Who Achieved Acquittal at Trial On Drunk Driving Charges.
(RALEIGH, NC) It may have taken three trials, but our North Carolina defense lawyer never gave up on his client's rights. The seasoned DWI defense attorney of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, earned a not guilty verdict at trial, saving his client from a mandatory minimum sentence of one week in prison.
The first trial took place in 2011. A judge found the client guilty after a bench trial. Our defense attorney appealed the verdict to the Superior Court within a week. A jury trial was then conducted in October of 2011. Despite a majority of the jurors voting not guilty (9-3), the group could not reach unanimity. A hung jury and mistrial were declared after two days of deliberations.
The District Attorney's office continued to press the drunk driving charge and a new trial was scheduled. The DA called a Field Sobriety Test Expert as a witness in the third trial. Our attorney, an experienced DWI defense and trial lawyer, moved to sequester the state's witnesses during trial. By separating the state's witnesses during each other's testimony, our defense lawyer was able to ensure that the testimony of each witness was not influenced by that of any other witnesses.
As noted in court documents, the state's Field Sobriety Test Expert testified as to the proper way to conduct a field sobriety test and explained the standard to be used in field testing by law enforcement officers. When the arresting officer took the stand, by his own testimony, he failed to reach the testing standard established by the state's own expert.
In less than an hour of deliberations, the jury returned a unanimous "Not Guilty" verdict. The client avoided a mandatory minimum seven day sentence and drunk driving conviction.
At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, our criminal defense attorneys fight for the rights of the accused throughout North Carolina. With offices in Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte, our experienced lawyers offer a free initial consultation to anyone facing criminal charges including drunk driving, sex offenses, drug crimes, white collar crimes or other felony or misdemeanor in the North Carolina state or federal criminal justice system . When experience counts, put Roberts Law Group on your side.
For more information about Roberts Law Group, PLLC, please visit the firm's criminal defense website and criminal defense blog. Our North Carolina criminal defense lay firm defends individuals throughout the state against sex crime charges, DWI charges, assault charges and others in Wake County and the surrounding areas. To contact our team of criminal defense lawyers, please contact the law firm online via our website or call 866-630-2389 for a free consultation.
North Carolina v. J.S.
Accusation: Indecent Exposure
Potentially Facing: 30 days in Jail
Result: Case Dismissed
Roberts Law Group acted quickly, meeting with the DA’s office to mitigate on behalf of their client, who had no prior criminal history. The Defendant had cooperated fully with the officer. At defense counsel’s prompting, the ADA spoke with his Law Enforcement Officers and determined that Defendant had been through enough already. Dismissed on the first court date.