Attorneys at Bruckheim and Patel try to obtain favorable results and offers from the prosecution in all of our DUI cases in pretrial litigation that lead to dismissals without a trial. We are able to do this through diversion programs such as a deferred sentencing agreement (DSA). However, when the offer is not in our client’s best interest and will lead to a conviction, we are not afraid to go to trial.

Our partners, Michael Bruckheim and Sweta Patel, are both trained and certified in DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. This is the same training that police officers that testify in DUI cases before the court have been trained in. Here are just a few of our success stories.

Attorney Michael Bruckheim

  • Client charged with Driving Under the Influence after following asleep in traffic and admitting to 6 glasses of wine. Client failed field tests, and refused to submit to breath test. Client found NOT GUILTY.
  • Client CDL holder charged with Driving Under the Influence after rear ending a police vehicle and allegedly driving away. Odor of alcohol on client, argumentative, and failure to finish field sobriety tests and submit to chemical breath test. Client found NOT GUILTY.
  • Client charged with Driving Under the Influence after being stopped for a traffic violation. Strong odor of alcohol observed on client, admission of drinking, failed field tests and refused chemical sample. Client found NOT GUILTY!
  • Client charged with Driving Under the Influence after colliding with a telephone pole. Odor of alcohol observed and field tests conducted on client. Evidence from station house was suppressed by defense counsel. Client found NOT GUILTY.
  • Client stopped for following vehicle too closely and charged with Driving Under the Influence. Client admitted to drinking, strong odor of alcohol observed, failed field tests and breath alcohol score of .10. Client found NOT GUILTY.
  • Client under 21 years of age was charged with Driving Under the Influence, zero tolerance for under 21. Odor of alcohol observed on client and client failed field Sobriety test and refused to submit to chemical breath test. Client found NOT GUILTY!

Attorney Sweta Patel

  • Client charged with Driving Under the Influence, 5th offense after being stopped for distracted driving. Client admitted to two drinks, had an odor of alcohol, and refused to submit a chemical breath sample. Client found NOT GUILTY.
  • Client charged with Driving Under the Influence after hitting a tree with his vehicle. Client was taken to hospital after injuries from the crash and had an admission of drinking two shots. Client found NOT GUILTY.
  • Client charged with Driving Under the Influence after being stopped for erratic driving. Client submitted to field sobriety tests but refused to give a chemical breath sample unless she could speak with her attorney. Client found NOT GUILTY.
  • Client charged with Driving Under the Influence after hitting a vehicle in a fender bender. Client failed field sobriety tests and refused to give a chemical breath sample. Defense counsel was successfully able to keep out HGN results and the refusal from trial due to video preservation issues. Client found NOT GUILTY.
  • Client charged with Driving Under the Influence after running two stop signs. Refused field sobriety exercises and refused a chemical breath sample. Negotiated a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), a very rare offer for DUI case, for a successful dismissal of all charges with no admission of guilt or license suspension.
  • Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence after going the wrong way on a one-way street. Admitted to drinking three glasses of wine, performed field sobriety exercises, and refused to give a chemical breath sample. Client found NOT GUILTY.
  • Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence by a narcotic substance. Client was found passed out behind the wheel, failed field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a urine sample. Client found NOT Guilty!