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Defendant Who Attempted To Have Judge Killed Is Found Not Guilty

March 22, 2016

An inmate at the Dade County Jail accused of attempting to have Miami Circuit Court Judge Peter Lopez killed was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer. A Miami criminal defense lawyer at DMT represented the client on this felony criminal matter. After thoroughly investigating the case, lawyers from DMT tried this case before a jury to verdict. In less than twenty minutes, the jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty.

Driver Charged in Miami DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Manslaughter Case Receives Probation. A driver racing in excess of 90 mph in a 40 mph speed zone in Miami reportedly runs a stop sign, nearly strikes a jogger running on the shoulder of the roadway, and eventually runs off the paved roadway, where his car flips over. The driver and his passenger are ejected from the car. The passenger is declared dead at the scene. The driver is treated at the scene by fire rescue. At the request of the police, a blood sample is taken from the driver by fire rescue. A lab report reveals the presence of alcohol and marijuana in the driver's system. DMT were immediately retained on the case. Following an extensive investigation of the case and taking the depositions of numerous witnesses, the criminal defense law firm of DMT filed numerous motions attacking the case. Ultimately, the client decided to avoid the risk of a jury trial and accepted a plea offer from the prosecutor, which included no jail time and a relatively short period of probation.