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On the morning of the trial, the case was dismissed. This allowed D’mitri to move on with his life and not have a criminal conviction on his record.
Because D’mitri is a resident of California and the incident happened while he was on vacation, he was concerned that there would be a large cost of travel if he had to show up to multiple court dates in Miami. However, we were able to waive his appearance in court so that he would not have to pay those expenses. D’mitri was concerned about not knowing how the Miami court system worked, and being unfamiliar with the area as well. His friend referred him to our firm and he hired us immediately, helping this process become smoother as we could provide him with all of the necessary information. D’mitri has also never had a criminal record, and was worried that this incident would ruin his reputation and hurt future jobs.
While on vacation in Miami, D’mitri R. and his friends went out to party in South Beach. D’mitri decided to rent a BMW i8, a fancy sports car, to ride around in with his friend. It started to rain as they were driving, and a fast turn coupled with the wet road resulted in the vehicle spinning out of control and crashing into a tree. D’mitri and his friend got out of their vehicle to try to find help, as they were both injured from the crash. When the police arrived on the scene, they charged D’mitri with the crime of Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
We were able to argue two faults in the case, one legal and the other factual. On the legal side, we argued that there was no way to prove that D’mitri was driving as both men were outside of the car when the police arrived. We also used the regulations of the Florida Accident Report Privilege, which requires people to tell the cops exactly what had happened when a crash occurs but bars this admission in a criminal case. This allowed D’mitri’s statements admitting to being the driver, to be thrown out and not used against him in court. On a factual basis, D’mitri had no criminal intent to leave the scene of the crash. The police reported that him and his friend were walking away from the scene, but in actuality were trying to flag people down for help since they both lost their phones. We were able to use this act of goodwill to find help for his injured friend as a defense against his case.
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