After causing a traffic accident in Lansing, MI, a client faced OWI charges while recording a blood test of .16. This case appeared to be cut-and-dry; however, Tiffany DeBruin discovered an error in the field sobriety tests that were conducted along with the blood test.
After examining the dash camera footage, Attorney DeBruin concluded that the tests were not completed in conformity with the officer’s training. After a full hearing, the judge suppressed the field sobriety tests.
Attorney DeBruin continued to negotiate with the prosecution regarding the blood test. The prosecution agreed to reduce the charge to a non-abstractable traffic misdemeanor. The client’s driver’s license was not suspended, and there is no alcohol-related offense on their record.
The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.