Nassau County Jury: “Not Guilty” DWI
After a two-week trial, a Nassau County Jury found our client “Not Guilty” of Driving While Intoxicated. The defendant was stopped on her way to North Shore University Hospital for driving erratically while going to see her husband who got sick earlier in the evening and was rushed to the hospital. When stopped, the police officer said that the vehicle smelled from alcohol and that the defendant stated that “She was drinking vodka all night. According to the police officer, she failed the field sobriety test given at the scene and she refused the breathalyzer at the precinct. Nassau County Criminal Defense attorney Todd Greenberg argued to the jury that the defendant was lost and not driving erratically and that she said she had “One vodka earlier in the night”. After deliberating for two (2) days, the jury rendered a “Not Guilty” verdict for the crime of Driving While Intoxicated but did find the defendant “Guilty” of Driving While Impaired, a Violation and not a crime. Significantly, a motion to vacate the conviction to Driving While Impaired is being prepared in that the presiding judge wrongfully excused a juror without making the detailed inquiry required by the Criminal Procedure Law. Once again, based on the hard work and experience of criminal defense attorney Todd Greenberg, our client avoided a criminal record. Further, the fight continues in our attempt to get the Driver While Impaired dismissed! If you are charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Driving Under The Influence (DUI) or any crime, call attorney Todd Greenberg for the best result at 718-268-0400 or visit us at QueensLaw.com.