Stephanie J. was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and refusing to submit to a chemical test as is required under California law. The entire incident was captured on audio. The defense was able to demonstrate to the jury that certain statements made by the investigating officers were exaggerated. Aggressive cross-examination of the Government’s witnesses also revealed sloppy police work.
The jury deadlocked 9-3 in favor of a not guilty verdict. The case was dismissed against our client. A DUI conviction would have jeopardized Stephanie’s medical license.