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Attorney Hesse Wins Not-Guilty Verdict

Our founding attorney, Chris Hesse, recently earned a victory in court after his client in Amarillo, Texas, got a not-guilty verdict this June 7, 2017. The case revolved around his client’s DUI charge. According to the accusation, his client supposedly had a blood alcohol content (BAC) higher than 0.195%. The legal limit in Texas is 0.08%

Law enforcement had drawn blood to check our client’s BAC, and blood tests are typically the most reliable form of determining the level of alcohol in the body. The difficulty of proving a blood draw incorrect is, therefore, tough. However, Attorney Hesse successfully cross-examined a forensic scientist about the test and successfully cross-examined the arresting officer, who also administered a Standardized Field Sobriety Test.

After deliberating for 20 minutes, the jury came back with a not-guilty verdict, allowing our client to go back home with peace of mind they wouldn’t be experiencing jail time or high fines for a DUI charge. DUI penalties can be severe in Texas. A 1st-time DUI charge with a BAC of 0.15% or greater is a Class A misdemeanor, which could lead to a fine of up to $4,000, 72 hours to 1 year in county jail, and a license suspension ranging from 90 days to 1 year. Penalties are even more severe for subsequent convictions.

If you’re facing a DUI charge, make sure you have an experienced Amarillo criminal defense attorney on your side. Attorney Hesse is admitted to practice in 12 federal courts, and he is a former prosecutor who is backed by numerous case victories. If you’re worried about a conviction, talk to our skilled and tough legal advocate today. His legal insight and determination can make all the difference in your case. Contact us at (806) 686-2142 or fill out our online form to schedule a case consultation today. Let us defend your rights and your freedom.

Our founding attorney, Chris Hesse, recently earned a victory in court after his client in Amarillo, Texas, got a not-guilty verdict this June 7, 2017. The case revolved around his client’s DUI charge. According to the accusation, his client supposedly had a blood alcohol content (BAC) higher than 0.195%. The legal limit in Texas is 0.08%

Law enforcement had drawn blood to check our client’s BAC, and blood tests are typically the most reliable form of determining the level of alcohol in the body. The difficulty of proving a blood draw incorrect is, therefore, tough. However, Attorney Hesse successfully cross-examined a forensic scientist about the test and successfully cross-examined the arresting officer, who also administered a Standardized Field Sobriety Test.

After deliberating for 20 minutes, the jury came back with a not-guilty verdict, allowing our client to go back home with peace of mind they wouldn’t be experiencing jail time or high fines for a DUI charge. DUI penalties can be severe in Texas. A 1st-time DUI charge with a BAC of 0.15% or greater is a Class A misdemeanor, which could lead to a fine of up to $4,000, 72 hours to 1 year in county jail, and a license suspension ranging from 90 days to 1 year. Penalties are even more severe for subsequent convictions.

If you’re facing a DUI charge, make sure you have an experienced Amarillo criminal defense attorney on your side. Attorney Hesse is admitted to practice in 12 federal courts, and he is a former prosecutor who is backed by numerous case victories. If you’re worried about a conviction, talk to our skilled and tough legal advocate today. His legal insight and determination can make all the difference in your case. Contact us at (806) 686-2142 or fill out our online form to schedule a case consultation today. Let us defend your rights and your freedom.

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