I had a great trial yesterday in front of Judge Steinberg in Baltimore County District Court. It was for DUI/DWI and other traffic offenses, i.e., Negligent Driving. (By the way, I think Judge Steinberg is one of the best Judges on that or, any bench, in the State.) My client would not accept a plea so there was no no option other than a trial. The State Trooper admitted to a number of problems with his report. The real issue that won the day for my client was the fact that my client had ankle surgery with a plate and two screws inpanted. She could not do the Field Sobriety Tests even if she had nothing to drink. The Judge found that the tests were invalid and she was Not Guilty on the DUI/DWI.
As a Lawyer representing clients in DUI/DWI and serious traffic citations, it is gratifying to have a Judge hear a case, listen to the facts and make the right decision.