Nollo prosequi

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 most impressive cases this week, however, are trial victories. In two related cases on the date that the jury was being selected, the prosecutor dismissed the matters through an order of nollo prosequi. The phrase “ready for trial” produces tangible results!

On another front, we are still battling the Holland, Michigan 0.03 case. Last week, the trial court cancelled motion hearings due to a scheduling error. The trial is scheduled to begin November 4, 2005.