RALEIGH, NC, January 07, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- North Carolina criminal defense attorney Jesse Scharff convinced the judge in a DWI case that his client was not properly tested for impairment
by the arresting officer, resulting in dismissal of the drunk driving charge after a pretrial hearing.
In this DWI case, the accused drunk driver had gotten into an altercation with another driver on the highway. During the course of the scuffle, he felt threatened to the point that he found it necessary to brandish his weapon.
Police became involved and arrested the man. He was later charged with driving while impaired
and a weapons charge called "go armed to the terror of the public." While any criminal charge can be a frightening experience, this particular defendant was concerned with the impact of a DWI conviction. His wife was sick and he had to maintain his driving privileges in order to care for her.
DWI defense lawyer Jesse Scharff was able to successfully argue for dismissal of the DWI charge. According to court documents, Scharff submitted a pretrial motion asserting that the field sobriety testing that occurred was insufficient or improper and should not be allowed to form the basis of a driving while impaired conviction. The judge agreed, dismissing the DWI charge because law enforcement had not properly performed tests to determine impairment.
The "go armed" charge is currently on appeal. The judge found the client guilty on this count.
At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, our criminal defense attorneys fight for the rights of the accused throughout North Carolina. With offices in Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte, our experienced lawyers offer a free initial consultation to anyone facing criminal charges including drunk driving, sex offenses, drug crimes, white collar crimes or other felony or misdemeanor in the North Carolina state or federal criminal justice system . When experience counts, put Roberts Law Group on your side.
For more information about Roberts Law Group, PLLC, please visit the firm's criminal defense website
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. Jesse Scharff is a skilled criminal attorney who defends against sex crime charges, DWI charges, assault charges and others in Wake County and the surrounding areas. To contact criminal lawyer Jesse Scharff, please contact the law firm online via our website or call 866-630-2389 for a free consultation.