Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) Charges Dismissed
Another tremendous victory for the Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. Our team achieved a dismissal of an Operating While Intoxicated in Oakland County out of the 52-1 District Court.
Motion to Dismiss for Constitutional Violation – Granted!
LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. was hired to defend a client who already consulted with several Lawyers. Many of the attorneys advised the client of all the penalties and consequences for an OWI conviction in the 52-1 District Court in Novi, Michigan. The client was troubled because all the lawyers he talked with advised him that a conviction was inevitable. A conviction would have ruined this client’s life because his employer would fire him if he got convicted of an Operating While Intoxicated offense. The client was hoping to get his OWI charges dismissed.
This individual made the best decision when he hired LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. Our Defense Team quickly ordered the video of the stop and arrest so that it would not be destroyed or recycled, which is common in many jurisdictions.
The firm’s attorneys reviewed the evidence and realized that the stop of the client’s vehicle by police was improper because the client had not committed any traffic infraction. The stop violated our client’s 4th Amendment rights to be free from unlawful search and seizure. Although an automobile stop does not require probable cause, like a dwelling or house, it does require reasonable suspicion with specific and articulable facts.
The Prosecution Falsely Claimed the Stop was Justified
In this case, the client drove through an intersection where the light turned yellow as the client moved through the intersection. The video revealed this, and Randy took a position with the prosecutor that there was no traffic infraction. The prosecutor adamantly disagreed.
The Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. filed a motion and brief to suppress and dismiss based on constitutional violations. We conducted a hearing based on the stop of the accused client’s vehicle. The goal of the motion was to get the OWI charges dismissed. As you may imagine, the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office opposed the motion and did everything possible to get the judge to uphold the stop. An order dismissing all charges was issued and entered by the court. Our client told Mr. Lewis, a partner with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., “you saved my life!”
Our Experienced OWI Defense Attorneys Can Fight for a Dismissal
For decades, our skilled OWI defense attorneys have fought and won countless misdemeanor and felony alcohol-related driving charges in Oakland County and in courts throughout Michigan, including but not limited to Wayne County, Macomb County, Washtenaw County, Livingston County, and all over the state. Utilizing a unique and highly effective team strategy, our lawyers collaborate and work together to defend every client. By working together, our team can accomplish more than any solo-practicing OWI defense lawyer can on their own. When the stakes are high, and there is no room for errors, we are ready, willing, and able to fight to protect and defend you.
Do you want the best possible representation by a criminal defense attorney? We fight to get OWI charges dismissed.
With LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., we will give your case individualized attention and do everything possible to get the best possible outcome. You will be treated with respect and dignity as we go to war with the prosecution to gain every possible advantage for you in the case. Getting your OWI or DUI charges dismissed will be our highest priority, if possible.
Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete a Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.