OUR LATEST LEGAL SUCCESS STORIES
SERIOUS PROBATION VIOLATOR GETS HOME CONFINEMENT & WORK RELEASE INSTEAD OF JAIL TIME
My office successfully persuaded a Salt Lake City Justice Court Judge to order 30-days home confinement and work release with a “SCRAM” GPS ankle monitor device for a client, even though he had committed several probation violations and both the prosecutor and the probation officer were both recommending additional jail time. Our client had only recently completed probation for his first Impaired Driving conviction a year earlier (amended down from a DUI) and was now facing a second DUI a year later. The result saved his job.
QUASHED EX-SPOUSE’S SUBPOENA FOR CLIENT’S CELL PHONE DATA
My office successfully quashed a subpoena served by a scorned ex-spouse for my client’s cell phone data. We had previously obtained a Child Protective Order for our client after the intoxicated ex-spouse had assaulted their teenage daughter during parent-time. The ex-spouse’s attorney attempted to argue that emails or text messages on my client’s cell phone between the victim-daughter and my client possibly contained information that could assist the ex-spouse in the criminal case.
METABOLITE DUI DISMISSAL
I secured a dismissal of a DUI charge for a client in Tooele County Justice Court. My client had been involved in a two-vehicle rear-end crash and was at-fault. During the crash investigation and subsequent DUI investigation, the police officer observed several indicia of impairment (e.g., poor balance, glossy eyes, disorientation, and other erratic behavior). My client also failed the roadside Field Sobriety Tests. My client did not have alcohol or illegal drugs in his system, but he did have prescription drugs as evidenced by a blood test taken post-arrest.
My client, who is a student and parent of five children, was thrilled to avoid the severe and long-lasting consequences of a DUI on his criminal and drive record. In 30 days, we can petition the court to have the DUI arrest expunged or sealed in my client’s criminal history.