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Drunk Driving / DUI

Reduced: Reckless Driving

DUI 1st Offense
Date:
Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
Details:

Client had struck the center median of Flamingo. His car was wrecked and he was sitting in the middle of the road with a bloody hand and blood clothes. The Officer’s immediately suspected alcohol and started the field sobriety tests on the Defendant. Police policed they had probable cause to do a breath test. Client blew a .280 (over three times the legal limit). When the client came to see Joel he knew his situation was impossible. He was about to lose everything he worked for, he was in the military and a DUI conviction would end his military career. The Defendant was about to be deployed to Afghanistan, and a trial would end his ability to fight for his country. Joel Mann was able to successfully delay the case for over a year for the Defendant to return to the United States. Once he was back, Joel Mann negotiated with the prosecutor and was able to get a DUI conviction off the table. Thanks to Joel the Defendant will be able to keep his military career with the reckless driving negotiation.

Dismissed

DUI Second Offense
Date:
Court: Las Vegas Municipal Court
Details:

Client was found in the middle of the road with two flat tires after hitting the median. Concerned citizens call 911 regarding car in the middle of the road without hazards. Client is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. On the day of the trial, the prosecutor moves for a continuance as an essential witness is not available. Judge was about to grant the continuance when Joel Mann discovered that there was an error in the prosecutor’s subpoena. Joel was able to argue right then and there that the law did not allow for the prosecutor to be granted a continuance and that his client’s case should be dismissed. Prosecutor tried to correct the mistake but Joel’s legal argument trumped anything the prosecutor could do. Because Joel’s was able to find the constitutional due process violation his client case was dismissed.

Reduced: Reckless Driving

Driving Under the Influence
Date:
Court: Henderson Municipal Court
Details:

An officer with the Henderson Police Department reported that he arrested our client for DUI because our client: (1) failed the nystagmus test (initial eye test); (2) had a “distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person”; and (3) “demonstrated clues of impairment” during the roadside agility exercises. Client chose to do a blood test and was ultimately found with a blood alcohol amount of .16. Joel Mann was able to find strong legal defenses to the case. Joel Mann was able to get the client to complete DUI School and the victim impact panel class as well as pay a small fine. Once that was complete, the case was reduced to a reckless driving. Joel was also able to successfully save client’s license from being suspended at the DMV.

Reduced: Reckless Driving

Driving Under the Influence
Date:
Court: Henderson Municipal Court
Details:

Client was seen driving the wrong direction on Boulder Highway. The Henderson Police Department got in front of the car and pulled Client over. While on the side of the road, the Police Officer determined that he believed Client was under the influence. Client was arrested and a blood test was taken. His blood alcohol content was found to be .099. Client desperately needed his license and could not have a DUI conviction on his record or he would lose his job. Despite the dangerous driving, Joel was able to find defenses and had the case reduced to a reckless driving charge. At the DMV hearing Joel again was able to prevail and had Client’s license reinstated.

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