DUI Case Results
Attorney Richard Goldsborough have represented many clients in DUI cases throughout the state and achieved legal victories in several cases.
Recent DUI Case Results: Good Outcomes For Our Clients
- Our client was charged with DUI No. 2 and was facing an 18-month loss of license and a potentially severe criminal penalty. We filed a Motion to Suppress Evidence in the case, including the Breathalyzer result (above .08), based on the nature of the motor vehicle stop. Police pulled our client over for simply hanging an air freshener from the rearview mirror. We argued that this cannot be an "obstruction" of the car's windshield as the police alleged. The judge agreed and said that the stop of the driver in this case was not a legal stop. Therefore, all of the state's evidence was tossed out and the criminal charge and civil license suspension were both dismissed.
- Our client was charged with DUI No. 1 based on an investigation of a motor vehicle accident in which the other driver was at fault. For about 30 minutes, the police solely investigated the motor vehicle accident, without any hint of a concern about DUI. Eventually, the officer shifted the investigation at the scene to an investigation for DUI. We argued — and the judge found — that there was no "reasonable suspicion" for the officer to interrogate our client for DUI, based on the facts and circumstances. The judge suppressed all of the state's evidence, including the Breathalyzer result of about .08, and the criminal charge and civil license suspension were both dismissed.
- Our client was charged with DUI No. 1. This investigation arose out of a stop for speeding based on "estimated speed" of our client without any radar. At the hearing on our Motion to Suppress Evidence, the state could not carry its burden to demonstrate that the stop was in fact legitimate. The criminal DUI charge was subsequently dismissed because the stop was not valid.
- Our client was charged with DUI No. 2. We raised several legal issues in regard to the nature of the police investigation. As a result, the state agreed to reduce the charge to mere negligent driving, thus sparing our client any jail time and an 18-month loss of driver's license. The license penalty for negligent operation is just a 30-day suspension.
- Our client was charged with DUI No. 1. The police found an abandoned vehicle and searched for the driver. The officer sought out our client at a residence where he believed immigrants from a certain Eastern European nation congregate. The officer encountered our client and charged him with DUI. We argued that the stop of our client by the police officer was based merely on a hunch due to our client's ethnicity. The state failed to meet its burden at the hearing on the Motion to Suppress Evidence, and all charges against our client were dismissed, including DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
- Our client was charged with DUI No. 1. The police located an abandoned vehicle that had struck a traffic sign next to a bar. Our client was located walking on the road about a mile away. The police stopped our client and charged him with 1) DUI as the driver of the vehicle that caused the property damage and 2) leaving the scene of an accident. We argued that the state could not prove its case because no one actually witnessed our client driving the vehicle. After we filed our motion to dismiss the case, the state relented and agreed to drop the case. All charges were dismissed by the state.
- Our client was charged with DUI No. 3. We successfully argued at a sentencing hearing that our client should only have to serve probation and not be placed into state custody. The judge agreed, and our client was able to void a lengthy sentence.
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From our South Burlington office, we represent clients throughout Vermont and in other regional areas.
* Each case is factually and legally different. Similar results are not guaranteed.
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