Man Accused Of Aggravated DUI Vindicated By A Not Guilty VerdictPublished: Mar 25, 2016, by in DUI
The Chicago law firm, O’Meara Law LLC recently represented a 55-year-old man after he was charged with aggravated DUI because the incident would have constituted the man’s second DUI offense and he was driving without a valid driver’s license. The police alleged that they witnessed him driving without his headlights on, swerving out of the appropriate lane, and failing to use his turn signal. They pulled the gentleman over, where they detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, noticed his slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and that he was staggering upon exiting his car. Additionally, they also claimed to find a cup in the vehicle with what they believed to be beer. The officers administered field sobriety tests, which the man was unable to pass and so the police took him into custody.
If convicted of the aggravated DUI charge, the man faced harsh jail time that would haunt him for a lifetime and could end up costing him thousands of dollars in fines. He knew that he needed an attorney with extensive experience dealing with multiple DUI offenses and contacted Chicago DUI defense attorney, Michael O’Meara.
After the prosecution refused to reduce the charges to a misdemeanor, Attorney Michael O’Meara demanded a trial. Attorney O’Meara argued during the trial that the police officer could not be trusted since much of her testimony contradicted her own police report. Since the officer’s testimony crumbled under his questioning, O’Meara secured a remarkable not guilty verdict for his client and he left the courtroom a free man.
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