Rachel Kugel represented a client charged in Brooklyn, N.Y. with DWI and Homicide Charges stemming from an early morning collision with a pedestrian. Despite a reading of less than the legal limit, the State pursued the case vigorously and never made a pre-trial offer that did not include serious prison time.
Rachel Kugel took the case through to a jury trial. Through the use of an expert witness and other trial strategy we effectively challenged the sufficiency of the State’s evidence and the causation of the victim’s injuries.
Result: Jury found the client not guilty of all crimes. Guilty only of the traffic infraction of Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI). Sentenced to 90 days license suspension. No jail.
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