Impersonating a Police Officer
A Lumpkin County Deputy Coroner was acquitted of felony charges of impersonating
a police officer after a four day trial. Read more about the case by clicking
on the following links:
DUI Drugs - Marijuana & Accident Reduced
DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
My client allegedly ran a red light and T-boned a vehicle on Georgia Highway
400 in Cumming, Georgia. There were multiple injuries to both drivers.
The police officer believed my client was under the influence of marijuana
because he found a pipe in his car. The officer said my client failed
the field sobriety evaluations. My client’s blood test was positive
for THC. He was arrested and charged with DUI Drugs and multiple traffic
Unfortunately, the officer made the quick decision to arrest simply based
on speculation. The tests administered by the officer were not done pursuant
to law. My client did not “fail” the field sobriety tests;
he failed the officer’s interpretation of the tests. And after the
blood was submitted to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, its own toxicologist
would not agree the THC in the blood was high enough to cause impairment.
The DUI was reduced to Reckless Driving. The client was very happy.
DUI Alcohol .095 Reduced
Reduced to Reckless Driving
She was pulled over for speeding (84 in a 65) which quickly turned into
a DUI. After the arrest, my client blew into the Intoxilyzer; the result
was a .095. I was hired to fight the DUI.
We closed the case to a reduced charge of Reckless Driving.
Felony Aggravated Battery & Assault
My client was facing 55 years in prison. Our investigation revealed the
incident did not happen quite like the police officer said. We brought
our evidence to the prosecutor.
A few days later, our client was offered misdemeanors and the felony charges
Distribution of Hydrocodone - Dismissed
My client was arrested in Dawson County, Georgia for distributing oxycodone
pills. It didn’t happen. We announced ready for trial. Once the
prosecutor and I were able to have a chat, he realized it did not happen
either. Rather than embarrass the officer on the stand, we received a
Possession of Methamphetamine
All searches of someone’s house have to comply with the Fourth Amendment
of the United States Constitution and the Georgia Constitution. My client
was arrested in Dawson County, Georgia pursuant to a search. The search
of his home was questionable; I filed a motion to suppress.
The judge threw out the case. The entire case. My client’s rights
were violated, and everyone (but the officer) knew it. Case dismissed.
DUI - Double Refusal
My client, a retired police officer, was arrested for DUI. He allegedly
crashed his motorcycle and ran home. Two hours later, a Georgia State
Trooper came to his house and arrested him for DUI. There was absolutely
no way the State of Georgia could prove this case. And there was absolutely
no way my client was going to enter a plea of guilty.
After discussions with the prosecutor and the judge, all charges for DUI
DUI .197 Car Wreck Reduced
It was a tough night for my client. He left a local bar in Dahlonega in
Lumpkin County, Georgia and was allegedly really drunk. He drove his car
off the road and into a ditch. A witness claimed to see the entire thing
happen. The police officer arrived and conducted the Standardized Field
Sobriety Tests on my client. He said my client failed the tests (all of
them), arrested him, and made him blow into the breath machine. My client
blew a .197, which is over twice the legal limit.
My investigation revealed the officer was not trained in DUI Detection
or Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Unfortunately for him, I am.
After speaking with the prosecutor, my client's DUI charge was reduced
to a traffic offense. He did not have to go to jail. He did not lose his
liberty. He did not plead guilty to DUI. He did not lose his license. We won.
Felony Sexual Battery Charges
After almost a year of litigation, my client’s felony sexual battery
charges have been dismissed! The charges began when an angry employee,
who was drinking on the job, was fired. From there, she went AWOL and
made a false report to the sheriff’s office. My client was interviewed
and arrested. His life and liberty were at stake.
From day one, my client said he did not do it. This meant my job went
from a small battle of mitigating the facts of the case, to an all out
war for freedom and proving innocence. I knew I had to win. And I did
The prosecutor dismissed the felony sexual battery charges. All of them.
Felony Drug Charges Reduced
My client was arrested for buying marijuana from a known supplier. She
was officially charged with "Distributing Marijuana" which carries
a very stiff prison sentence. She is young, well educated, has a good
job, and certainly did not ever think she would face felony charges. Her
whole life was turned upside down. Fortunately, she came to GeorgiaCrime.com.
After I reviewed the file, I knew something had to be done for this client.
I called and fought with the prosecutor to reduce the charge. At first,
the prosecutor resisted and pushed forward for a felony conviction. I
presented case law and demanded it be considered.
After a 10 round battle with the prosecutor, the felony charges were dismissed!
My client accepted a punishment for what she had done: possessed a joint's
worth of marijuana. My client thought the fight was over. However, it
wasn't. After her probation is completed, I made it so that her arrest
will not result in a conviction, and her entire case will be expunged!