If you don’t remember the game show, Name that Tune, you’re missing out on a great era of television history.  You can still catch an occasional re-run on cable.  But today’s topic doesn’t involve tunes.  It involves questions.  Today, I beat a case in one question.  Trooper Rowe never even got a chance to answer […]

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The Criminal Defense Attorney of Michigan (CDAM) has general members, sustaining members, and a third category, “Constitutional Warrior.”  William Maze of the Maze Legal Group has become a Constitutional Warrior! As Maze has become increasingly involved in the Michigan criminal defense bar, this important landmark reflects his increased committment to improving the quality of criminal […]

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On Channel 4, Click on Detroit: Maze defends Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera on Channel 4 News. Tweet This Post

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DETROIT, MI – The Maze Legal Group obtained a great victory on behalf of one of our clients: Dismissal of a felony drunk driving, third offense, and possession of a controlled substance. FACTS:  Our client was stopped following a traffic accident.  She was incoherent and confused.  The police officer instructed her to remove her vehicle […]

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INKSTER – A BrAC score of .28 was suppressed following a two year long fight.  The prosecutor could not provide evidence of reliability following a remand on appeal.  Local police systematically failed to properly test BAC Datamaster for several months, resulting in a successful appeal. Tweet This Post

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Update from yesterday’s news Originally Posted on: Nov. 4 2009,15:24 by William Maze An update to yesterday’s case: We were scheduled for jury trial this morning. The prosecutor wanted to recall the deputy to “clarify” some things. The deputy’s testimony had not changed, but he clarified the time-lines. The trial court judge asked additional questions […]

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Originally Posted on: Nov. 3 2009,16:54 by William Maze An Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy arrested our client under suspicion of drunk driving, reporting the stop time, arrest time and start observation for the breath test all at the same time. We obtained videos which revealed that no bad driving was recorded by the deputy’s in-car […]

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Originally Posted on: Nov. 3 2009,16:47 by William Maze Although I do not normally accept non-DUI cases, a former client referred a friend to my office with a gun charge. I explained that I only practice DUI defense, but I could immediately see similar issues arising in this case where I could apply my knowledge […]

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Originally Posted on: Oct. 30 2009,15:08 by William Maze A medical doctor was charged with a drunk driving offense in the City of Wayne. The traffic stop was based on speeding and failure to stop while making a so-called “Michigan left” along Michigan Avenue, a divided roadway with turn-arounds. The officer admitted that neither of […]

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Originally Posted on: Oct. 29 2009,20:15 by William Maze By filing a number of motions and with a jury trial date right around the corner, I was able to get a DUI charge reduced to careless driving. There were a number of weaknesses in the case, but this reduction was due in large part to […]

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Lost videos result in reduction! Originally Posted on: Oct. 21 2009,14:23 by William Maze In a Redford case, a high school teacher was charged with an OWI following a minor accident. The investigation was a little too fast, the client had several symptoms that could produce an artificially high breath score, and the police were […]

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Wayne County CAP Program Originally Posted on: Oct. 16 2009,20:42 by William Maze On October 16, 2009, I presented my views on defending drunk driving cases to a group of about 200 criminal defense lawyer in Detroit in connection with the Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program, also known as CAP. The seminar was entitled, “Winning […]

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Guilty then not guilty! Originally Posted on: Sept. 26 2009,8:52 by William Maze In a trial that lasted several days in Inkster, my client BV was found guilty of the lesser included offense of impaired driving. This was a horrible result because Mr. V maintains Canadian citizenship and has a very important job here in […]

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Maze wins a bench trial! Originally Posted on: Aug. 13 2009,15:20 by William Maze On August 13, 2009, I took a drunk driving case to a bench trial before the Hon. Tina Brooks Green in the 34th District Court and received a not guilty verdict. I rarely do bench trials. The famous trial lawyer, Clarence […]

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The longest case is over, with no more appeals Originally Posted on: Aug. 8 2008,8:23 by William Maze On August 6, 2008, the clock ran out on one of my oldest cases. If you look down through this news, you’ll see several updates regarding various appeals on HGN that went before the Michigan Court of […]

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Harrisville, Michigan Originally Posted on: Aug. 5 2008,14:32 by William Maze The Michigan Court of Appeals issued a favorable ruling in our appeal regarding HGN issues. See: http://coa.courts.mi.gov/.  Unfortunately, the summary reversal has not resulted in a published or even an unpublished decision, which means that this decision will not be reported in Westlaw or […]

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Maze Presents at Moose 966 Originally Posted on: June 18 2008,18:44 by William Maze On June 10, 2008, I spoke to a couple dozen Moose members on the subject of “What if you’re stopped? What should you do? Not do? What are your rights?” The idea came from attorney Roger J. Cadaret, who is a […]

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Detroit Circuit Court Originally Posted on: May 05 2008,13:16 by William Maze I took a very serious case to trial last week. Mr. B was charged with an OWI 3rd and found himself before a very strict judge in the Wayne County Circuit Court. Although the judge is very serious and quite frankly scares me, […]

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Harrisville, Michigan Originally Posted on: Feb. 14 2008,19:10 by William Maze I filed a massive appeal on the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test (HGN) and the Walk and Turn test (WAT) today with the Michigan court of appeals. Facts in general: Client passed finger count, cop screwed up HGN terribly, and cop improperly scored (and later […]

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0.19 BLOOD DRAW = NOT GUILTY Originally Posted on: Nov. 03 2007,15:06 by William Maze Even though it’s tremendously easy to add updates to this portion of the website, I almost never take the time. It’s terrible of me, but some of my biggest victories never get posted to the website because I don’t take […]

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34th District Court Romulus Originally Posted on: Sep. 07 2006,13:35 by William Maze On Friday, August 25th, the case of MZ went to a jury trial. The prosecuting attorney was Raymond Guzall, and the officer, a Wayne County Sheriff, was R. Close. The district court judge, David M. Parrot, had denied most of the preliminary […]

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A Very Long Battle! Originally Posted on: June 10 2006,11:55 by William Maze Our client was stopped after leaving a bar called Malarkys in Westland. Video evidence revealed that the officer immediately u-turned to follow our client after watching the vehicle leave the establishment. The officer claimed that the driver failed to come to a […]

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Attorney Shannon Stevens Originally Posted on: Mar. 22 2006,18:20 by William Maze On a case where an OWI was reduced to operating while visibly impaired, Shannon Stevens was successful today in convincing Judge Kimberly F. Small of the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Michigan not to order a period of incarceration. Surprisingly, it’s true: occasionally […]

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Dazzle Them With Meaningful Cross Originally Posted on: Mar. 21 2006,22:39 by William Maze I apologize that I haven’t updated this section in so long. I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted a new case! Shannon and I have won several cases that I’ll try to give a brief description of during […]

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OWI 3rd Pled Down to OWI 2nd Originally Posted on: Dec. 31 2005,17:39 by William Maze During the last couple of weeks, we have been able to obtain favorable results for clients on felony drunk driving charges. In both cases, the clients were charged with third-time drunk driving offenses within 10 years–felonies that typically result […]

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West Coast of Michigan Originally Posted on: Dec. 31 2005,17:28 by William Maze On Thursday, December 29, 2005, we were able to procure a dismissal of drunk driving charges against our client in exchange for a plea to careless driving, a civil infraction carrying a fine of $135.00. The case was particularly weak for the […]

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Originally Posted on: Dec. 22 2005,17:53 by William Maze Three different cases in two different courts resulted in a wonderful holiday season string of victories today. Case No. 1: In the first case, attorney Shannon Stevens was able to get an OWI case dismissed. In that case, the accused was picking up a passenger at […]

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Hands down across the board success! Originally Posted on: Dec. 09 2005,19:03 by William Maze Client was charged with OWI following a traffic stop after a Tiger’s game. Client refused to provide Datamaster breath test. Police did not obtain search warrant to force blood draw. No videos existed of the driving, the stop, or the […]

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Mistrial then Dismissal Originally Posted on: Dec. 09 2005,18:51 by William Maze The details are a bit muddled… but… The case was scheduled for jury trial a few weeks ago. Police officer erred during testimony, and the jury was dismissed and a mistrial was declared. Case was reset for December 1, 2005. On December 1, […]

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Another client victory! Originally Posted on: Nov. 23 2005,11:55 by William Maze On November 22, 2005, we were able to procure a dismissal of an OWI charge for one of our clients. The police officer and our client crossed paths while making opposing left turns out of parking lots across the street from one another. […]

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Subscribe today to our newsletter Originally Posted on: Nov. 23 2005,11:48 by William Maze We have recently added an e-newsletter as a new feature to our site! This allows easier communication than the current OWI Defense Law Forum, since we can directly contact interested members directly via email with news, op-ed pieces, updates to our […]

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Trials and Case Updates Originally Posted on: Oct. 29 2005,10:09 by William Maze During the last week, we’ve had two OWI 3rd cases reduced from felony charges to misdemeanors during the pretrial phase. In another case, an OWVI 1st charge was reduced to a civil infraction due to a low breath score of 0.06. The […]

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News and Recent Case Victories from the Maze Legal Group Tweet This Post

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