Category: DUI

DC DUI Lawyer #InCourt Today: After an all day trial. “Not guilty!” of Driving under the Influence (DUI).

  • K. Lawson Wellington,
  •   DC DUI Attorney, DUI
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In my closing arguments, I said what we had witnessed was not a DUI, but instead a “DID”: Damsel in Distress*.  Judge _____ agreed and ruled in client’s favor: “Not Guilty” of DUI allegations. Client was not driving her personal vehicle (she was not driving at all); though she was parked and behind the driver’s  … Read more

Top 5 Tips How to Perform the DC DUI Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s): DON’T!

1. Don’t! You are under immense pressure and the average citizen under those circumstances will ‘fail’ to perform to optimum ability. Nervousness will wreak havoc with your coordination. Moreover, all too often, the officer is going to invariably find some “clue of impairment” to satisfy his suspicions resulting in a DUI arrest. It is a  … Read more

DC DUI Attorney #InCourt: DUI and Negligent (Reckless) Driving Charges Dismissed At Trial

After TWO (2) years – client was arrested on February 15, 2015. After three (3) trial dates in District Court – Hyattsville (Maryland). On the third (3rd) jury trial date in Circuit Court – Upper Marlboro, (Maryland): all ‪#‎DUI‬, Negligent Driving & other charges are ‪#‎dismissed‬! ‪ Ambesa thanks for engaging us – referring your  … Read more

I Was Arrested for DUI in DC. What am I Supposed to do with the “Official Notice of Proposed Suspension”?

The arresting officer would have generally given you a *pink slip of paper called: Official Notice of Proposed Suspension. You are to report to DC Department of Motor Vehicles and request a DUI Show Cause hearing (in essence DC’s DMV is asking you to show cause why your driving privileges should not be suspended as  … Read more