Bennington County DUI Defense

If you've been arrested for DUI/DWI in Bennington County, Vermont, including:

  • Bennington
  • Shaftsbury
  • Arlington
  • Manchester
  • Dorset
  • Winhall

What You Need To Know:

States Attorney:
Erica Marthage:
(802) 442-8116

Courthouse:
200 Veterans Memorial Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

(802) 447-2727

Directions to Courthouse:
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Parking Information: Bennington Civil

Location: 207 South Street, Bennington, VT

Free parking is available in the parking lot to the rear of the courthouse.

 

Parking Information: Bennington Criminal

Location: 200 Veterans Memorial Drive, Bennington, VT in the State Office Complex next to the Deer Park and behind the Chamber of Commerce.

Handicapped parking is located at the front of the building on the south side (Deer Park side). General parking is permitted in the large parking area on the north side of the building and on the south side of the building, although that lot is smaller. Please do not park in the lot designated for the Chamber of Commerce or Staff parking.

Testimonials From Bennington County, VT Clients:

"Please accept this message of thanks for the diligent and exemplary representation. You were presented with a difficult and challenging case and worked very hard to achieve an optimum result. You made sure the witnesses were thoroughly prepared and submitted a superb sentencing memorandum that was most persuasive. As a trial attorney, I know the talent and effort required to succeed and you possess these qualities in abundance. I would wholeheartedly recommend you to those in need of an outstanding Vermont attorney."
—From a New York Client

"Brad Myerson represented me in the matter of my third DUI infraction this past summer. I can unequivocally say that he showed professionalism, a true understanding of Vermont DUI Law, and was my trusted guide throughout every stage of the jurisprudence process. Brad was there for me when I needed him and successfully averted serious penalties and imprisonment that I was facing."
—From a New York Client

"When I was being accused of wrongful doing, and was facing two felony charges, I couldn't have asked for better representation. Brad was there by my side fighting thick and thin until the end when he got the charges dropped. He was always very quick to answer emails and return my calls. I can't thank him enough for his time and dedication to the case."
—From a Vermont Client

"After a family wedding celebration I was arrested for a DUI. We hired Bradley Myerson who immediately went to work… and quickly developed a brilliant defense strategy that… was extremely well thought out, and backed up with numerous successful case histories. (on) The day of the Hearing… after less than twenty minutes the Judge ruled in our favor, the case was closed! This verdict spared me and my family from an embarrassing and expensive experience… I would highly recommend retaining Bradley Myerson for your defense attorney…"
- From a Rhode Island Client

"Mr. Myerson represented our son in an alleged charge by the State of Vermont for DUI and underage consumption of alcohol. Not only was Mr. Myerson able to convince the State of Vermont to an elimination of the DUI charge in favor of a lesser charge he was also able to convince the State to completely dismiss the underage consumption of alcohol charge.

This was unfortunately our first experience in dealing with the justice system and I believe Mr. Myerson was without a doubt the best attorney we could have chosen. His professionalism, attention to detail, compassion and 24/7 accessibility made this difficult experience easier on all of us."
—From a Manchester, Vermont Client

Case Results From Bennington County:

Secured a judgment suppressing evidence of a Refusal to take the breath test, resulting in Dismissal of the Criminal Refusal charge and judgment for the Operator in the Civil Suspension case, in a DUI 2nd Offense, on grounds that the arresting officer - even though he was interrupted by the client - did not completely advise her of the consequences of refusing the breath test where the client was facing a DUI 2nd Offense.
November 2017

Secured a judgment suppressing all evidence and for the operator in the Civil Suspension case, resulting in dismissal of a felony DUI 3rd Offense (saving the client from a potential lifetime license revocation and possible incarceration), on grounds that the arresting officer lacked reasonable suspicion that the client was under the influence of alcohol before ordering him to get out of his truck.
July 2016

Secured a Judgment suppressing all evidence and for the operator in the Civil Suspension case,resulting in dismissal of a DUI 2nd Offense (saving the client from an 18 month license suspension and possible incarceration), on grounds that the arresting Officer kept the client for too long at the scene before developing reasonable suspicion that he may be under the influence.
February 2016

Secured a reduction of the DUI Offense to Grossly Negligent Driving, and judgment for the Operator in the Civil Suspension, on grounds that the arresting Officer improperly coerced the client in to waiving his right to an attorney.
February 2016

Secured a Judgment Suppressing All Evidence (including a Refusal to take the Evidentiary Breath Test) and for the Operator in the Civil Suspension Case, on grounds that the officer lacked reasonable suspicion to stop the client's car after passing a snowplow on a snowy mountain road.
May 2015

Secured a Judgment For The Operator In The Civil Suspension in a DUI Second Offense, on grounds that the State could not prove that the client drove his car within 2 hours of the breath test (0.147%), and failed to provide expert testimony establishing the client's blood alcohol level when he last drove.
May 2015

Secured a Reduction of the DUI Offense to Grossly Negligent Driving, and Judgment for the Operator in the Civil Suspension, on grounds that the arresting officer lacked reasonable suspicion to stop behind the client's car which had twice pulled to the side of the road during a snowstorm.
May 2015

Secured a judgment suppressing a refusal to provide a blood sample and judgment of Civil Suspension in favor of the operator, thereby saving the client from a 6 month license suspension, on grounds that the arresting officer did not secure a valid waiver of the hospitalized client's right to counsel before refusing the breath test, and even though the officer testified that the client repeatedly denied that he wanted to speak to an attorney.
January 2015

Secured a judgment suppressing the blood test results in a DUI 2nd Offense case, on grounds that the arresting officer lacked specifics concerning the hospitalized client's injuries and treatment, and relied upon mistaken assumptions regarding diagnostic tests and treatment necessary when he decided to request a blood test, which was sought far too late during the client's DUI processing.
October 2014

Secured a judgment suppressing the breath test results (0.278%) in the DWI case and judgment of Civil Suspension in favor of the operator, on grounds that the arresting officer failed to advise the client that since he was being detained after his DUI processing, the officer was required to arrange for an independent blood test if the client so wished (instead, the officer simply told the client that he had the right to an independent blood test, if he so desired).
February 2014

Secured a Judgment Suppressing All Evidence, followed by an Order of Dismissal, in a DUI 4th Offense case, thereby saving the client from a mandatory minimum of 192 consecutive hours of imprisonment and a lifetime license revocation, on grounds that the arresting officers acted unlawfully in ordering the client to show his hands and submit to handcuffing, without even suspicion of wrongdoing, the trial judge agreeing that the officers’ actions constituted a de facto arrest without probable cause.
February 2013

Secured a Judgment in Favor of the Operator on the Civil Suspension proceeding, and Suppression of all evidence including the breath test results of 0.182% after the stop of the Defendant's vehicle, on grounds that the arresting officer lacked a reasonable suspicion that the client was under the influence of alcohol.
September 2011

Secured a dismissal of the Civil Suspension and reduction of the DUI to negligent operation (30 day suspension) in a DUI 4th offense case, where the client was facing a lifetime revocation of his license, on grounds that the arresting officer failed to advise the client of his right to speak to an attorney before taking the breath test, even though he had earlier told the client that he had the right to speak to an attorney before answering questions;

Secured a reduced charge of misdemeanor Grossly Negligent Operation, where the client had originally been charged with Grossly Negligent Operation, Fatality Resulting, a felony punishable up to 15 years in prison, based upon a fatal head on collision in the breakdown lane of the opposite (wrong) lane of travel. The State consented to the reduced misdemeanor charge after deposition of the State Police Accident Reconstruction Expert and the filing of a Daubert Motion to exclude his testimony regarding vehicle speed;