CASE RESULTS

DUI REFUSAL TRIAL VERDICT: NOT GUILTY.

January 2012

Charged with DUI Refusal, William faced demotion and expulsion from the military just two years shy of retirement. Expulsion would have meant a Dishonorable Discharge and loss of pension and benefits after a 15 year career of dedicated service to our country.

Dan spent months trying to negotiate a reduced charge, which would have spared William from being kicked out of the service. The prosecutor refused to budge, in part because William had a similar charge almost twenty years before.

At trial, Dan was able to show the jury that in fact William had not refused the breath test, but simply could not blow into the machine as required. After deliberating less than thirty minutes, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. William's career was saved, and he is set to retire honorably from the Army in a few years.

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, DUI / DWI

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Daniel J. Gerl

Dan Gerl is a former prosecutor with over ten years of experience handling DUI, criminal and traffic cases throughout Western Washington. Dan handled hundreds of traffic infractions, avoiding negative impact on driving records over 98% of the time . If you are cited with a traffic or speeding infraction, and you want to keep your record clean, Puget Law Group is your best defense!

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