Chirafisi & Verhoff Victories
Village of DeForest
Our client was stopped for speeding in excess of 25 mph over the limit and running a stop sign. He cited for those offenses and released from the scene. Within minutes, one of the same officers involved in the first stop pulled him over again stopped him for speeding on the same road. This time, the police officer arrested our client for OWI and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration because our client admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the evening. He also failed field sobriety tests. His breath test result was over the limit at .11 percent. Chirafisi & Verhoff filed a legal motion to challenge the OWI investigation. The judge agreed with our argument and threw out the results of field sobriety tests, as well as the breath test. With no evidence left, the prosecution was forced to dismiss both the OWI and PAC charges.
The Columbia County District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges against our client, claiming that she was part of a group of people who distributed lewd photographs of another woman. Prosecutors alleged the nude images of the woman were taken and distributed without her knowledge or consent. Chirafisi & Verhoff argued the facts alleged in the criminal complaint failed to set forth a sufficient basis for the prosecution to pursue a case against our client. The judge agreed and dismissed the felony case against her.
The Madison Police Department arrested our client for disorderly conduct and trespassing after he allegedly entered his former girlfriend’s apartment without her consent to confront a man with whom she was having a relationship. After speaking with our client and client’s former girlfriend, attorneys from Chirafisi & Verhoff contacted prosecutors to discuss the case. The prosecution decided not to file any charges against our client after speaking with our attorneys.