WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New York criminal defense law firm, Tilem & Campbell is pleased to announce another not guilty verdict following a DWI trial. The trial was held in Greenburgh, New York. The acquittal followed a two day trial which finally took place after three years of pre-trial litigation including substantial motion practice and hearings. The incident was alleged to have occurred during January of 2007. The case was tried by Managing Partner John Campbell of Tilem & Campbell.
The client was facing 1 year in jail as well as revocation of his driving privileges and all the other many consequences of a DWI conviction in New York including the Driver Responsibility surcharge, fines and insurance surcharges. Conviction would have further resulted in a permanent criminal record.
The police officers charged that the driver was asleep at the wheel of a running vehicle and that he was too intoxicated to even perform field sobriety tests. Mr. Campbell focused the defense on three areas. That the prosecutor failed to prove that the driver intended to move the vehicle, that they failed to prove that the vehicle, which was experiencing mechanical problems could be operated, and that the officers could not have seen the keys in the ignition, as they had testified because the vehicle had a push button start and therefore there were no keys in the ignition.
This marks Mr. Campbell's seventh acquittal in a DWI trial in the last eighteen months against only one loss. Mr. Campbell has been certified in DUI detection and field sobriety testing by Blackwater Worldwide and utilizes his extensive training in formulating DWI defenses.
Tilem & Campbell, PC is a White Plains, New York criminal defense law firm that represents individuals charged with crimes throughout Westchester County, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, and the lower Hudson Valley including Orange, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess Counties.
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