Recently, one of our clients, who is currently enrolled in nursing school, was stopped for speeding. The Deputy claimed he noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath and asked her to perform field sobriety exercises. The Deputy then claimed that our client showed indications of impairment.
She was arrested and taken to jail where she provided a breath sample of 0.119. Because our client was studying to become a nurse, she was concerned about having a DUI charge on her record. We set the case for trial and provided the State Attorney proof that our client was in nursing school and that the DUI charge would adversely affect her ability to become a nurse. The morning of trial, the State Attorney agreed to drop the DUI to reckless driving and our client avoided a DUI conviction.