Warwick DWI Charges Dismissed

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

In March, 2017, Michael Collado was granted a Trial Order of Dismissal during a nonjury trial in the Town of Warwick Justice Court for a client charged with Driving While Intoxicated stemming from a motor vehicle accident.

At the conclusion of the District Attorney's case, Mr. Collado made a motion that even if the evidence adduced were to be viewed in the light most favorable to the prosecution, the People had failed to present evidence that the defendant was the driver of the vehicle in question and not merely an occupant.

The judge granted Mr. Collado's application, finding that the prosecution had failed to present a prima facia case, and dismissed the charges.