SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER ARRESTED FOR DUI AFTER TAKING AMBIEN
Our client, a Sunday school teacher and single mom from Highlands ranch, took her normal Ambien prescription and went to sleep. She woke up in the county jail. She had no memory of what happened in between. After receiving the discovery we were able to piece together that she had gotten out of bed, got in her car and left her house. Other drivers called the police because she was driving eraticaly. When the police found her, the car had high-centered on the median, and was asleep behind the wheel. The officer then arrested her for DUI. We were able to get reputable experts on board to analyze the case, and they determined that it was a classic case of sleep driving caused by Ambien. Thus, she was not acting voluntarily when she got behind the wheel, which meant she cannot be legally responsible for her actions. We were able to present that evidence to the District Attorney who dismissed the DUI charges.
COLLEGE STUDENT ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. SLAPPED BOYFRIED TO WAKE HIM UP
Our client had been out drinking with her boyfriend. The boyfriend was very intoxicated and on the verge of passing out. In the past, when her boyfriend passed out, he assaulted her. So, when he was staring to fade in and out of consciousness, she slapped him on the face to keep him awake. She succeeded in keeping him awake, but they began to argue about his drinking. Eventually, he called the police so that he could get his things from the apartment. The police arrested our client for slapping her boyfriend. We were able to show the District Attorney that our client was actually a victim of Domestic Violence herself, and had slapped her boyfriend to keep him from passing out. With this information, the District Attorney dismissed all charges.
FUICELLI & LEE SECURES NOT GUILTY VERDICT FOR YOUNG MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE
The alleged victim was claiming that our client had raped her while she was passed out at a high school party. There was no real dispute that the two had sex that night, because the woman had his child about nine months later, and the two did not know each other. However, our client was also intoxicated and did not remember much from that evening. He had been contacted by the young woman and that conversation was recorded by the police. In that conversation she begged him to admit to raping him so she could get closure. He was also interviewed by a police detective who tried to get him to admit he had raped this young woman. Throughout the entire ordeal, our client maintained his innocence. Ultimately, the case went to trial in Jefferson County District Court. Throughout the jury trial, we were able to bring out the inconsistencies with the victims story, the shortfalls of the police investigation, and the jumbled mess that was the eyewitness testimony. In the end, the jury found our client Not Guilty of all of the charges against him.