52-3 District Court Drunk Driving Not Guilty!!!!!

Last friday, Amberg & Amberg attorney Jim Amberg won an "impossible" drunk driving jury trial in the 52-3 District Court in Rochester before Judge Nancy Carniak.  The case itself involved a client who ran into another driver while that driver was stopped at a light.  Upon arrival, the Oakland County Sheriff Deputies began asking the client questions about her alcohol use, to which she admitted drinking two glasses of wine.  The deputies then performed sobriety tests on the client and indicated she failed, although Jim told the jury he thought she passed.  The deputies then took the client to the police station, where the client blew a .12 on the Datamster breath test machine.

At the trial, Jim argued that his client had issues with acid reflux which could have caused problems with the breath test machine.  Eventually the deputy even admitted that had he known of the client's issues, he would have requested a blood test.  The jury felt the same way Jim did and found the client NOT GUILTY of all charges!!!!!


Jim Amberg is a partner at the lawfirm of Amberg & Amberg, PLLC.  Jim has tried and won misdemeanor, felony, and federal jury trials and routinely handles everything from Major Narcotics Conspiracy to Murder cases.  He argued and won the legally significant case of United States v Presley in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Jim also has sued courts to stop the practice of illegally incarcerating minors.  Jim is an active member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, the Michigan Association for Justice, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He is A/V Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has been named a Superlawyer by Superlawyer Magazine, a Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine, and has a rating of Superb by AVVO.com.

If you have any legal questions regarding your case, please feel free to contact Jim at (248) 681-6255 or email at jamberg@amberglaw.net.