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Challenging Blood Testing in Drunk Driving Cases

Image from National Institute of Standards & Technology. Recently in a Virginia District Court drunk driving trial, the judge agreed with me not to find a blood alcohol level level higher than a 0.20 despite the 0.21 reading made by the state’s blood examination expert...

Victory by video

Photo from website of U.S. District Court (W.D. Mi.). A department store has a jewelry sale. A store loss prevention officer (LPO) sets his sights on a shopper trying on various rings. Based on his suspicions, he detains the customer after she leaves the store,...

Winning when the prosecution cannot prove it is weed

Image from public domain. When police seem to catch a suspect red-handed with drugs, is all automatically lost? No. Defenses still can include contesting the stop and search that leads to the discovery of the alleged drugs; challenging whether the seized item(s) is actually a...

DWI Acquittal

Last week, I won a drunk driving case in Virginia District Court. Here are some of the highlights of our victory: – My client’s Intoximeter EC/IR (breathalyzer) reading was 0.08. – The prosecutor presented the testimony of the cop, the breath technician, and the Virginia...

Converting a 40-plant marijuana felony charge to a half-ounce misdemeanor

Image from public domain. In late 2006, I blogged about getting a thirty-plant Maryland marijuana felony prosecution reduced to a simple marijuana possession conviction, and a medical marijuana sentence of a $100 fine plus court costs, which ultimately was converted to a probation before judgment. ...

Rowe to the rescue

Image from National Institute of Standards & Technology. Where I usually practice law in Maryland, a drunk driving defendant with a good driving record and nothing unusual in his or her case is a good candidate for a probation before judgment after any guilty verdict....

Defending and winning in federal magistrate’s court

Bill of Rights. (From the public domain.) Recently, I won a marijuana possession case in federal magistrate’s court. I won the case not through pulling any rabbits out of the hat, but by using procedural rules and procedural strategy to my advantage.  My client was issued...

Winning on Framing Club Ah v. Club Blah

Photo from website of U.S. District Court (W.D. Mi.). An essential focus at the Trial Lawyers College is to replace verbal legalese droning at trial with painting word images, telling persuasive stories by re-enacting events, and talking from the first-person perspective of non-lawyers involved in...

When cops speak Spanglish to a non-English speaker

Photo from website of U.S. District Court (W.D. Mi.). Too many monolingual people seem to think that if they speak louder or repetitively that ultimately they will be understood by a person who does not speak the speaker’s language. Too many people think that if...