Peach State Lawyers trial victory!
In my first blog post, Peach State Lawyer Daniel Farnsworth wants to be the first to congratulate our co-worker, colleague, and good friend Peach State Lawyer Michael Murphy on his first jury trial victory. This is the first of many more trial victories to come for Michael.
Here are the details:
Peach State Lawyer Michael Murphy, went to trial this week against an experienced Dekalb County DUI Task Force Officer. Michael was faced with the challenge of showing the Field Sobriety Tests that the Officer performed did NOT show that his client was impaired. The Officer exhibited a tremendous amount of knowledge and training with regard to the Field Sobriety Tests while testifying for the State. The State relied heavily on the three tests that were administered. Like many DUI Task Force Officers, the Officer was able to articulate the meaning of the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test, the Walk and Turn test, and the One Leg Stand test. However, on cross-examination, Michael was able to use his own training to show the jury that not only did his client look great on video, but the tests that his client took were designed for him to fail. The jury deliberated for a total of three minutes before coming back with a NOT GUILTY verdict.
GREAT WORK MICHAEL!!!