MICHIGAN DUI SECOND OFFENSE – DISMISSED
Client was arrested for his second drunk driving offense in a two year period. Officers had approached the client after he had exited his vehicle and was properly parked. Client hired Attorney Awad argued to the prosecutor and judge that the legally required “reasonable suspicion” needed to stop his client had not existed, as there was no evidence to suggest that his client had committed a crime. After attorney Awad subpoened the officer's videotape of the incident, the argument and videotape was reviewed by the judge, who agreed with Attorney Awad. The drunk driving charge was therefore dismissed, despite the fact that the client had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit when arrested.