Case: North Carolina v. C.F.
Not Guilty verdict for the DWI, Guilty of Lane Violation
This case was a huge win for the Matheson Law Office. This particular client had a very difficult case in that there was ample evidence to convict this client of a DWI. The Defendant was weaving when he was stopped, he failed his Field Sobriety Tests and ended up blowing a .13 BAC. This Client had previously hired a very big name law firm in Raleigh to handle the case and two different attorneys from this firm told him he didn’t have a case and needed to plead guilty. Determined to have his case heard in court, this client fired his big firm attorneys and hired the Matheson Law Office to take up his case. Though it was not a strong case, there were issues with the Police Officer’s report from the arrest that Attorney Matheson exploited. As a result, the Judge in this case agreed to suppress the Blood/Alcohol results, which left the State trying to convict this client under the ‘Appreciable Impairment’ part of the NC DWI statute. Due to those same dependencies in his report, along with Attorney Matheson picking part the testimony of the Police Officer, the Judge found that the State failed to prove their case Beyond a Reasonable Doubt and found this client Not Guilty! Needless to say this client was ecstatic with the results and the effort that Attorney Matheson put into the case. In fact, after this particular trial, both the Judge and the Bailiff in this courtroom commented to Attorney Matheson how impressed they were with his representation in this case.