John Goodman is awaiting his second trial for DUI Manslaughter in the 2010 death of 23 year old Scott Wilson.
The polo mogul from Wellington was convicted and sentenced in his first trial, but that was thrown out due to juror misconduct.
Since then, his Bentley has been auction off, leaving attorneys without the opportunity to use it as evidence. There is also a battle going on regarding Goodman's blood test results taken the night of the crash. While they show he was legally intoxicated, the defense is expected to contend the needle used to draw the man's blood was different than the one normally used, so those results should be thrown out.
We ask local defense attorney (not involved in the Goodman case) Michelle Suskauer what her strategy would be if she was defending John Goodman.
Michelle Suskauer is a Florida Bar Board Certified criminal trial attorney, practicing for over 22 years with the Suskauer Law Firm.
She is a past President of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County Chapter and is currently on the Florida Bar Board of Governors, Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Trend's Legal Elite and Florida Super Lawyer.
You may have also seen Michelle on our NewsChannel 5 partners, as she is their legal analyst. She also appears as a legal expert on several national cable networks including Fox News, CNN and NBC.
Photo courtesy of Michelle Suskauer