Not Guilty Verdict For DWAI Trial

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

John Ingrassia and Daniel Jackson teamed up to secure a not guilty verdict after a trial on a Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol charge in Middletown City Court on January 1, 2015.

New York State Troopers stopped our client's motor vehicle and after he allegedly failed Field Sobriety Tests he was arrested and taken to State Police Barracks for a chemical test to determine Blood Alcohol Content.

Mr. Jackson's cross examination of the arresting officer cast serious doubt upon the reliability of Field Sobriety Tests thereby casting doubt on the Trooper's opinion that our client was under the influence of alcohol.

In addition, during Mr. Ingrassia's cross examination of the Breath Test Operator he was able to attack the accuracy of the breath test result and based on his questioning, the Trooper who administered the breath test conceded that he could not state with any confidence that our client's Blood Alcohol Content was at an illegal level at the time he was operating his motor vehicle.

Our client faced the possibility of a fine of $500, a 90 day suspension of his driver's license and up to 15 days in Jail.