Prosecutor Drops Criminal Charges in the Middle of the Trial
Mr. Whyte recently went to trial in a criminal case where our client was accused of lying to a police officer after a traffic crash. During the trial, the prosecutor asked the police officer about statements made by our client at the scene of the crash. Mr. Whyte objected to the introduction of any statements by our client, citing an often misunderstood law that he had researched extensively as a prosecutor. After a lengthy argument between Mr. Whyte and the prosecutor, the judge agreed with Mr. Whyte and excluded all of the statements made by our client. In the middle of trial, with our client’s statements kept out of evidence, the State entered a Nolle Prosequi, dropping the case. The judge then found our client not guilty of the traffic tickets that were issued to him. Our client walked out of court with no probation, no court costs, and no points on his license. This case illustrates the importance of hiring a trial lawyer to handle your criminal case. The attorneys at the Law Office of Lavely & Whyte, P.A. are thoroughly familiar with the rules of procedure and rules of evidence and will use those rules to seek the best results for you.