05.15.2014 – In a Medford (Jackson County Circuit Court) DUII trial, Oregon attorney Mike Arnold won a not guilty verdict.
In the Medford, Oregon, DUII (drunk driving) trial, Mike represented a Jackson County resident who admitted to smoking Marijuana and taking prescription Vicodin.
The client was driving to work in the morning when she was stopped for failing to signal when changing lanes.
She admitted to smoking marijuana the night before and later admitted to taking Vicodin (hydrocodone), a prescription narcotic central nervous system depressant, that morning. She was asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests, which were video recorded. She was then arrested.
The Central Point Oregon police officer brought her back to the police station where she was asked to blow into an Intoxilyzer 8000 machine. Her blood alcohol content was 0.00%.
Thereafter, a Jackson County Oregon deputy sheriff was brought into the driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) investigation to perform a drug recognition evaluation (DRE). The DRE process is a scientifically invalid procedure much like Johnny Carson’s “Carnac the Magnificent” routine. The DRE is told the answer (that the suspect has admitted to consuming marijuana and Vicodin) and then the DRE ponders what his opinion might possibly be. Then he says his tests indicate that the suspect is under the influence of what he was told the suspect consumed! Voilà! Amazing prediction, Mr. Officer! It’s a silly process that Mike Arnold specializes in undermining with science and logic. Juries aren’t fooled when they are presented with the truth and persuasive lawyering.
Later she was asked to give a urine sample, which ultimately tested positive for what she admitted to consuming. A blood test was not taken, which is the only way to show what is in someone’s blood.
After a critical cross-examination of the drug recognition evaluator and a persuasive closing argument, the jury returned a not guilty verdict.
As DUII attorney Mike Arnold was entering the elevator to leave, several jurors followed him and asked him for his card, saying that if they ever had any problems and needed an attorney that they would be sure to call. It is always nice to hear positive feedback from jurors who appreciated the process and respected the work done by the attorneys.
If you need a DUII attorney in Oregon, call Mike Arnold at 541-797-0110. Text/Call 24/7.