The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs is proud to announce that we will now
be issuing a case of the month. These are real cases that the firm handles
and expounded upon by Mr. Gibbs. If you have been arrested for a
DUI, the firm's case of the month can serve to be a great resource to you.
CASE OF THE MONTH
Barney Gibbs was able to get a DUI reduced to a simple "drunk in public"
when a jury hung 10-2 for innocent after trial. The client was very appreciative.
Trials can end one of three ways: guilty, not guilty or hung jury. If the
result of a trial is hung jury, a mistrial is declared and the prosecutor
has the option of trying the case again.
In determining whether a case is going to be retried, a prosecutor will
often look at the guilty/innocent split. If a case is hung at 11-1 for
guilty, many prosecutors will retry the case because only one person voted
for innocence. Some prosecutors see this as an aberration. However, when
the number of people voting for innocence exceeds those voting for guilty,
there is real evidence to show that maybe no matter how many times the
case is tried, there may never be a guilty verdict.
The benefit of having a "drunk in public" on your record, as
opposed to a DUI, is obvious. First, this does not adversely affect your
driver license. Second, the penalties are less. Third, it cannot be used
against you as a prior conviction. Fourth, it won't affect your auto
DUI cases are some of the most complicated criminal cases to try. Most
attorneys do not do a good job with them. Most attorneys would rather
try any case other than a DUI. Knowledge of the law as well as of the
unique aspects of a DUI case is a necessity. Most attorneys make a living
out of pleading DUI defendants guilty because they know they cannot win
them at trial.
This firm frequently handles DUI cases just like the one you have just
read about. As you can see, real experience equates with real results.
Contact The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs if you or a loved one has been arrested for driving under the influence.
Put 30 years of experience and knowledge to work for you!