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Successful DUI Cases in Alabama

Case: State v. KM

Case: State v. KM, 5 counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Attempt to Elude, and Resisting Arrest, Dismissal of all Charges

Case Synopsis: Local County Sheriffs responded to information that Defendant was selling methamphetamine at his residence. Upon arrival, Deputies observed Defendant run out of building and into the woods. Defendant threw an item into the woods and proceeded to run in another direction. Deputies spotted Defendant trying to hide in a pile of brush. Defendant was handcuffed and detained. A box was recovered in the woods near Defendant that contained the following items: 9.4 grams of methamphetamine, 1 gram of heroin, 10 milligram Hydrocodone tablets, generic Adderall tablets, Phentermine tablets, Methocarbamol tablets, other unidentified tablets, digital weight scale used to weigh narcotics, one small red straw used to inhale narcotics, one glass tube used to smoke narcotics, two small round containers used to contain and transport narcotics, and multiple plastic baggies used to contain and transport narcotics. Defendant was charged under Alabama Drug Laws with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance – Heroin, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance – Hydrocodone, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance –Generic Adderall, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance – Phentermine, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Attempting to Elude Police, and Resisting Arrest.

Outcome: Birmingham Alabama Criminal Defense Attorney, Whitney Polson, successfully argued for all of the Client’s charges to be dismissed on the day of trial. Client’s cases were dismissed.

Case: City v. PG

Case: City v. PG

Charge: Public Intoxication and Possession of Marijuana, Cases Dismissed

Case Synposis: Client was the patron at a local bar. The police were called to help remove client from the bar due to his level of intoxication. Client was uncooperative with the police and was subsequently arrested for Public Intoxication. Upon arrest, the Officer searched client and found a small amount of marijuana for personal use and also charge client with Possession of Marijuana.

Outcome: On the day of trial, Attorney Whitney Polson secured a dismissal of both charges.

Case: City v. KH

Case: City v. KH

Charges: Roll Over Accident, .16 breath, Case Dismissed

Case Synopsis: A municipal police officer was dispatched to a traffic accident. Upon arrival, the officer saw debris scattered over the road and an overturned vehicle. The client was standing next to the vehicle. The officer spoke to the client and a noticed slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and a smell of alcohol. The officer administered several field sobriety test, all of which the officer felt the client failed. The client was arrested for DUI and registered twice the legal limit upon taking the breath test, .16g/210L.

Outcome: On the day of trial, attorney Whitney Polson secured a dismissal of the charge.

Court: Jefferson County Circuit Court

Case Synopsis: Client stopped at 2:18 A.M for improper lane usage. Officer noted odor of alcohol, unsteady on feet, red eyes, admission of drinking, and failed field sobriety tests. Client arrested for DUI and Improper Lane Usage.

Court: Jefferson County Circuit Court (Bessemer Division)

Case Synopsis: Client stopped for driving erratic after 911 call placed to police concerning vehicle matching client’s. Officer noted bottle of vodka in client’s vehicle, strong odor of alcohol, red eyes, unsteady on feet, failed field sobriety tests, admission of drinking. Client arrested for DUI.

Court: Jefferson County District Court

Case Synopsis: Two car traffic accident on Interstate I-459. Officer reported blood shot eyes, odor of alcohol, slurred speech, poor performance on field sobriety tests, and failed preliminary breath test on roadside. Client arrested for DUI.

Case: DUI With Crash

Case: Breath Test Over Twice Legal Limit, Crash, Dismissed

Case Synopsis: Client was found in her crashed vehicle at 10:25 P.M. by a city police officer. Client had crashed in to the guardrail on the highway. Client was found to be disoriented and could not say how the accident occurred. Client admitted to having drank alcohol and having just left a friend’s home. Client vomited while still in her vehicle. The officer ordered client from the vehicle and she was unable to perform field sobriety testing due to her intoxication. Client was arrested for DUI and transported to the city jail. Client registered more than twice the legal limit at .22g/210L.

Outcome: At the trial date, Birmingham DUI Defense Attorney Whitney Polson had the charge dismissed.

Case: Second Offense DUI Case

Case: .20 Breath Test, Second Offense, Dismissal

Case Synopsis: Client was found unresponsive in his truck while parked in the middle of a service road. Upon speaking to client, the officer noted confusion and an heavy odor of alcohol. Client admitted to having been consuming alcohol prior to driving. Client performed poorly on field sobriety testing and was arrested for DUI. At the jail, client registered more than twice the legal limit at a .20g/210L. Client had been previously charged with DUI. Client faced severe employment consequences as well as from the court, if convicted.

Outcome: Alabama DUI Defense attorney Mark Polson successfully negotiated with the prosecution for the charge to be dismissed.

Case: Illegal Possession and DUI

Case: Illegal Possession and DUI Charge Dismissed

Case Synopsis: Client was found by local police in his vehicle at a traffic light. The traffic light was green, yet client was not moving his vehicle. Traffic was backing up behind client’s vehicle. Upon speaking to client, the officer noted client was sweating profusely and very agitated and disoriented. Client admitted to the officer having just smoked some “spice” and that he was having a panic attack. A small bag of “spice” was in plain view on the front seat of client’s vehicle. Client was arrested for driving under the influence of any substance and being in possession of an imitation controlled substance. A blood and urine specimen was taken from client upon arrested and sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for testing.

Outcome: Birmingham DUI Defense Attorney Whitney Polson successfully defended the case and all charges were dismissed with prejudice.

Case: Birmingham DUI Charge

Case: .30 Breath test, more than 3 times legal limit, Case Dismissed

Case Synopsis: Client was investigated by a municipal police officer who spotted his vehicle parked on the side of the road in a residential neighborhood after midnight. Client’s vehicle was running and the lights were off. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer saw client moving around in the car as if the conceal something. Client was ordered from the vehicle where the officer then noted a strong alcohol smell and client was disoriented. Client was given field sobriety tests and was unable to successfully complete them. Client was arrested for DUI. Once at the jail, client registered over three times the legal limit at a 0.30 g/210L. If convicted, client faced aggravated penalties, including the installation of an ignition interlock for 2 years.

Outcome: Whitney Polson successfully litigated the case wherein the City agreed to dismiss the charge.