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Not Guilty Verdict For A CDL Driver Charged With OWI

Mar 10, 2016, by Maurice Davis in Case Results, OWI

In Port Huron, MI a man with his Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) was pulled over and subsequently charged with an OWI when his BAC was found to be .13. This is a serious matter because any CDL driver charged with OWI could be in danger of losing their license to drive, ultimately ending their career. Therefore, he looked to the experienced Michigan OWI attorneys with the Davis Law Group for help finding a solution.

Plea agreements for first-time OWI offences usually involve a license suspension, which would not be a practical result for this client, who wanted to keep his CDL. With that goal in mind, Attorney Maurice Davis took the case, intent on finding an avenue to protect the man’s livelihood. During the course of a jury trial, attorney Davis presented expert testimony from a former police officer, explaining that the evidence collected at the time should not be considered due to inaccurate instrumentation and mistakes by the officers who were administering the tests. In the end, the jury returned a not guilty verdict and the client was free to continue driving professionally.

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