The Sills Law Firm recently defended a client who was wrongfully accused of driving under the influence. On May 5, 2015, our client was arrested by a Connecticut police officer working DUI Enforcement. The officer’s report greatly exaggerated the nature of the client’s driving and performance on field sobriety tests, which was all captured on video. After being arrested, the client submitted to a breath test, which returned results well under the legal limit. Rather than administer a second breath test, the police officer asked the client to submit to a urine test, which is widely regarded as the most unreliable of all DUI tests.
Our client had a multitude of medical issues was taking regularly prescribed medications. The presence of those medications showed up in the urine screen. The State neglected to perform a confirmatory test on the sample – if they had, it would have shown the levels of medication in the client’s system. Instead, the State suggested that the client take the Alcohol Education Program, which would have eventually led to the dismissal of his charges.
Naturally, the client, who was adamant that he was not under the influence of a combination of alcohol and prescription medication, balked at this suggestion. Instead, the client opted to take the case to trial. Several experts and doctors testified during the trial, and after a week of evidence, the Jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty in less than 30 minutes.
Just because you have been accused of DUI does not make you guilty. Prosecutors will do just about anything to secure a conviction, but with the help of an experienced lawyer, you can fight your charges. If you have been accused of DUI in Connecticut, there is hope! The Sills Law Firm has more than 40 years of experience handling and winning DUI cases. Whether you are facing a minor misdemeanor or a serious felony, you can count on our team to provide you with outstanding defense from start to finish. We are considered leaders in the field of DUI defense for a reason!