Salem DUI Case Dismissed


Attorney Randall Snow was prepared  for trial last week when he noticed on the morning of trial that one of the police witnesses had photos the State had not provided.  They contained pics purported to be his client leaving a bar.  Noting that the case had identification issues, he asked for a Lawson hearing regarding unduly suggestive procedures in identifying a suspect.  After careful cross-examination of the officer and the procedures he used, the court found that the identification was unduly suggestive and suppressed the identification of the defendant.  The State dismissed.  “It’s always nice to win on the morning of trial before the jury is even impaneled,” Snow reported. 

Randall Snow is a partner in the law firm of Harris, Wyatt, Amala, LLC.  He practices in Salem and throughout the State of Oregon. Information about the " Actual Cases" is provided here only for educational purposes related to real life situations in DUI defense. This information should not be interpreted as having the same results for your case, legal advice, nor substituted for the specific legal advice of an experienced attorney.


Gig Wyatt, Attorney at Law
Randy Snow, Attorney at Law
Salem DUI Attorney, Criminal Defense


Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC
5778 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97306
Phone: (503) 378-7744
Fax:        (503) 378-1013

Woman Charged with Manslaughter in DUI Crash in Salem Oregon

"A Turner woman is facing manslaughter, DUI and meth charges stemming from a 2018 car crash that killed her young daughter. 

Janie Amanda Miller, 33, was arrested Thursday on charges of first-degree manslaughter, DUI, methamphetamine possession and four counts of reckless endangerment. 
According to Salem police, she was involved in an April 7 crash at the intersection of Cordon Road and Lancaster Drive SE. 
Salem police spokesman Lt. Treven Upkes said Miller's car was traveling southbound on Cordon when it collided head-on with an SUV stopped in a turn lane waiting to turn north onto Lancaster."

full story > https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/crime/2019/03/22/turner-mom-charged-manslaughter-salem-dui-crash-killed-toddler/3244790002/

Information about the " Actual Cases" is provided here only for educational purposes related to real life situations in DUI defense. This information should not be interpreted as having the same results for your case, legal advice, nor substituted for the specific legal advice of an experienced attorney.

Gig Wyatt, Attorney at Law
Salem DUI Attorney, Criminal Defense


Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC
5778 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97306
Phone: (503) 378-7744
Fax:        (503) 378-1013