The DUI Guy, Larry Forman Law, PLLC
The DUI Guy, Larry Forman Law, PLLC
Criminal, Accident & Injury, Traffic,
- Fax: 419-574-7156
- Firm Size: Solo attorney
- Firm Year: 2013
- Office Hour: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- Language: English, Russian
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Mr. Forman has experienced all aspects of litigation from working with judges, prosecutors, and criminal defense attorneys throughout his life. This b... (more)
Mr. Forman has experienced all aspects of litigation from working with judges, prosecutors, and criminal defense attorneys throughout his life. This broad learning experience allowed him to get as many varied perspectives on the law as possible and prepare him for anything that may come along the way in the practice of law. He has extensive experience handling jury and bench trials and various types of hearings.
Mr. Forman understands the need to prepare a strong defense (which, in the word of Sun Tzu requires an attack) and takes every case seriously and personally. He has been primarily focusing on handling Driving Under the Influence charges (DUIs) as well as personal injury and car accident cases.
Larry Forman is a graduate of the University of Louisville cum laude and he earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. In his spare time Mr. Forman enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing, playing ping pong, billiards, golf, and chess. He also enjoys reading non-fiction books on law and human behavior.
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Military Captain DUI with 0.093 BAC -Practice Area: DUI and DWI -Outcome: DISMISSED DUI First Offense -Description: A United States Military Captain was charged with DUI 1st offense. The case was scheduled to go to jury trial. After several requests for a continuance by the Commonwealth and objections by the defense, the Court dismissed the action and the charges against the Captain were dropped. DUI 0.099 BAC Result -Practice Area: DUI and DWI -Outcome: Client plead to Reckless Driving; everything else was dismissed -Description: Client was charged with 1) DUI 1st offense, 2) Careless Driving, and 3) Failure to/Improper Signal. Case was scheduled for a jury trial in mid May. The day of trial, we were able to convince the prosecutor that their case was very weak and full of holes, and he amended the DUI to Reckless Driving dismissing the other two charges. CDL DUI with .201 BAC -Practice Area: DUI and DWI -Outcome: Client Plead to the Amended Charge of Alcohol Intoxication -Description: Client was stopped on the side of the road and charged with DUI after blowing a .201 BAC result at the station. Client holds a Commercial Driver's License and was facing a one year license suspension as a result. The defense was able to convince the prosecutor of the weakness of their case, and the commonwealth amended the DUI charge to Alcohol Intoxication thus saving both the client's license and job. DUI 2nd Agg. Amended to a DUI 1st -Practice Area: DUI and DWI -Outcome: Client Plead to the Amended Charge of DUI 1st Non-Aggravated -Description: Client was charged with DUI 2nd offense with aggravating circumstances (due to refusing the breathalyzer) after a neighbor called the police about a car with lights on in the neighbor's yard. Client was arrested and charged with DUI 2nd offense aggravator due to a prior DUI. Case was scheduled for a suppression hearing, but through negotiations with the commonwealth about the weakness of their case, the defense was able to persuade the commonwealth to amend the charges and the client plead to DUI 1st offense non-aggravator, shaving 11 months off of her license suspension (30 days instead of 1 year) as well as 11 months of alcohol classes, cutting the fines and costs by about $250, and saving her from having to serve 10-14 days in jail. DUI 1st Agg. Amended to Alcohol Intoxication -Practice Area: DUI and DWI -Outcome: Client Plead to the Amended Charge of Alcohol Intoxication -Description: Client was charged with DUI 1st offense with aggravating circumstances (due to blowing above .15 on the breathalyzer) after being stopped for speeding. Case was scheduled for a suppression hearing, as the client was improperly read the implied consent. Through negotiations with the commonwealth about the weakness of their case, the defense was able to persuade the commonwealth to amend the charges and the client plead to alcohol intoxication avoiding any license suspension. Military E4 Specialist DUI with 0.087 BAC -Practice Area: DUI and DWI -Outcome: NOT GUILTY of DUI First Offense -Description: Military client was charged with a DUI in Hardin County after he blew a 0.087 on the Intoxilyzer 5000EN. The offer was 1 day in jail, ~$750 in fines and costs, alcohol education program classes, victim's impact panel classes, and a 1-year license suspension (because of a Florida license). Client rejected offer and we went to trial. After a long day of trial, the jury acquitted him of the DUI. CDL Truck Driver Charged with a SECOND Offense DUI Aggravated 0.197 BAC and Open Alcohol Container -Practice Area: DUI and DWI -Outcome: DUI Second Amended down to Wanton Endangerment; Open Container Charge Dismissed -Description: Client was operating a semi truck hauling an empty 53' trailer. He was stopped for improper lane usage and charged with DUI AGGRAVATED SECOND Offense, his blood tested at 0.197 BAC, and Possession of an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle (client was drinking Captain Morgan Spiced Rum while driving). Client was a CDL driver and was looking at a LIFETIME suspension of his CDL license because it's a second offense. The defense showed the prosecution why their case was weak and why the client's constitutional rights were violated. Client plead to the AMENDED charge of Wanton Endangerment Second Degree thus saving his CDL license and his career. The Open Container Charge was DISMISSED. Driver Charged with DUI and 4 other Charges; Refused Breathalyzer and Blood Test -Practice Area: DUI and DWI -Outcome: Client Plead to Reckless Driving; DC 2nd will be DISMISSED in 365 days; other charges DISMISSED -Description: Client was charged with a DUI First Offense; and a refusal to take the breathalyzer and blood test; he was also charged with Disorderly Conduct Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, Improper Turning, and Improper Lane Usage. The defense highlighted the weaknesses in the prosecution's case, and was able to SUPPRESS the refusal to take the tests. The DUI was amended to RECKLESS DRIVING, the Disorderly Conduct is to be DISMISSED in 365 days if client stays out of trouble, and the other 3 charges were all DISMISSED on motion by the prosecution. DUI First Offense Refusal -Practice Area: DUI and DWI -Outcome: Client plead to the amended charge of Reckless Driving -Description: Client was charged with DUI 1st offense with aggravating circumstances (because of involvement in an accident), and he also refused to take the breathalyzer. After successfully suppressing the refusal (meaning it cannot be used at trial by the Commonwealth), leaving the prosecution with half a case, we were able to convince the prosecutor that their case was crippled and got him to agree to amend the aggravated DUI charge to Reckless Driving. This saved the client from a paying a lot of extra fines, costs, jail time, alcohol classes, a license suspension and having to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle. Aggravated DUI SECOND Offense Refusal -Practice Area: DUI and DWI -Outcome: Client plead to the amended charge of Aggravated DUI First; Other 4 charges Dismissed -Description: Client was charged with a DUI Second Offense with aggravating circumstances (becuase he refused to take the breathalyzer) Speeding 13 MPH Over the Limit, Careless Driving, No/Expired Registration Plate, and No/Expired Registration Receipt. After a long and tedious battle to get the video tape of the vehicle stop from the prosecution, which revealed a lot of weaknesses in their case, the prosecution finally caved and agreed to amend the DUI to a first offense aggravated, while dismissing the other 4 charges. This saved the client from a paying a lot of extra fines, costs, jail time, alcohol classes, license suspension and having to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle.
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Louisville, KY 40203
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