Dui Charges Dismissed by the Magistrate Following a Preliminary Hearing

Ketchel Law was hired to defend a man charged with numerous crimes, including driving under the influence and criminal mischief after a crash involving a van that belonged to the man’s girlfriend.

At the preliminary hearing held in this matter, defense counsel argued that the commonwealth failed to prove a prima facie case against our client because there was no evidence that our client was ever in actual physical control of the movement of the vehicle, and that even if he was, there was no evidence offered by the commonwealth that when he was in such control of the vehicle that he was driving while impaired.

Following a hearing and argument, the court dismissed all DUI charges and all criminal mischief charges.