OUI-1st Offense -- Lawrence District Court

Outcome: Not Guilty

Description: Client, a 28-year-old social worker, fell asleep at the wheel around 4am. He was driving south on I-495 at 25 mph. A State Trooper stopped him. When speaking with my client, the trooper detected signs of alcohol impairment -- odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes. When my client got out of the car he was unsteady on his feet. He failed the FSTs. During the cross-examination of the trooper, Henry was able to show that all the observations made by the trooper were consistent with being tired, and not necessarily consistent with being impaired by alcohol. The jury agreed. They found my client Not Guilty