DUI Results

    • DUI - DUI Dropped DUI to reckless driving

      After allegedly weaving throughout traffic on Howard Avenue in Tampa, Florida, our client was stopped by an officer with the Tampa Police Department. The office claimed that our client smelled like alcohol, had glassy and bloodshot eyes, and failed all of the administered field sobriety exercises. When asked to complete a breath test, our client refused. We took on the case and presented all of the evidence, preparing for trial. The State Attorney's Office agreed to drop all DUI charges to reckless driving.

    • Second DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Careless Driving - DUI Reduced DUI and Dropped other charges

      Our client had been involved in a traffic crash, which led to their vehicle colliding into a retention pond. It was then alleged that our client got out of their vehicle and attempted to flee the scene. When troopers arrived, they began to conduct an investigation into alleged drunk driving. Our client refused to take the field sobriety test and was subsequently arrested. Following arrest, our client refused the breath test. After our firm took on the case, we successfully found many problems with the case. The State Attorney agreeing to reduce the charges from DUI to reckless driving. They also agreed to completely drop the charges for leaving the scene of an accident and the careless driving charge.

    • DUI - DUI Charges Dropped

      Client was involved in a traffic crash where she was taken to the hospital. At the hospital her blood was drawn and her BAC was found to be over the limit. Our client received a letter from the State Attorney seeking to subpoena her medical records. Florida law requires that you be notified and given an opportunity to object before the State can obtain your medical records. We were retained and filed the proper objection; however, the State failed to set the required hearing and obtained the records improperly. Our client was then charged with DUI based on the records. We then filed a motion to suppress the records and the State was then forced to drop all charges.

    • Second DUI and Driving While License Suspended - DUI Reduced the second DUI to reckless driving

      After failing a field sobriety test, our client was arrested for drunk driving; the client then provided a breath sample of 0.131. As is our usual conduct, we asked to see all breath test records; while reviewing these records, we realized that the State was going to have difficulty producing necessary witnesses. We discussed this problem with the Office of the State Attorney, and they reduced the second DUI to reckless driving with no driver's license suspension for our client.

    • DUI - DUI All Charges Dropped

      Client was arrested for DUI after being involved in a traffic crash where the boat he was towing was thrown off the trailer. When officers arrived at the scene, they found multiple beer cans around the boat. Officer’s claimed that our client exhibited multiple signs of impairment. Our client was arrested and refused to take a breath test. We were able to argue to the State Attorney that our client’s faculties were not impaired by alcohol, but were impaired by the fact that he had been involved in a traffic crash. The State Attorney’s Office the agreed to drop the DUI charge to reckless driving.

    • Second DUI - DUI Second DUI reduced to reckless driving

      After allegedly speeding and not having a tag light, our client was stopped by local law enforcement. The police noted that our client allegedly smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes. Our client was asked to perform field sobriety tests and was then arrested for DUI (his second offense). After we were retained, we immediately reviewed the case and found problems with the State's case; we also presented evidence that our client's career as a paramedic would be in jeopardy. The State agreed to drop the second DUI to reckless driving with no license suspension.

    • DUI Second Offense - DUI Dropped DUI to reckless driving, no jail time

      Our client was stopped for failing to maintain a single lane. During the traffic stop, the deputy from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office claimed he noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage, red eyes, and slurred speech. The Deputy then decided that he wanted our client to agree to perform field sobriety exercises. Our client refused to perform these exercises and the Deputy then wanted to question our client and she refused to answer any questions without an attorney. The Deputy then arrested our client for DUI and requested that she take a breath test that our client also refused to perform. Based on this being a second DUI arrest our client was facing up to a year in jail and a potential five year driver's license revocation. After we reviewed all of the evidence and video tapes in the case, we argued to the State Attorney that the evidence was insufficient to convict our client of a second offense of driving under the influence. The State agreed to drop the DUI charge to reckless driving and our client received no jail time and the court did not suspend her driver's license.

    • Second DUI - DUI Dropped second DUI to reckless driving

      Our client was driving in Ybor City when he ran across another vehicle stopped in the road in front of him. After our client honked his horn at this car, it was discovered that the vehicle was in fact an unmarked police car. The two officers exited the vehicle and spoke to our client, where they claimed to smell alcohol. The then requested for DUI officers to report to the scene and conduct field sobriety tests. Our client was arrested for DUI after these tests; our client also later refused the breath test. Because our client had another DUI already on his record, we scheduled a formal hearing at the DMV where we successfully had our client's license suspension set aside. In court, we filed a motion to suppress all evidence based on lack of reasonable suspicion to stop our client in the first place. The State agreed to drop the second DUI to reckless driving.

    • DMV Formal Review Hearing - DUI License was reinstated

      Client was facing an 18-month loss of license for a second refusal of a breath test. We filed for a formal review hearing to contest the suspension of his license. We subpoenaed the officers involved in the case to appear at the hearing and they failed to appear. We moved to have the suspension set aside because the officers did not show a valid reason for their failure to appear. Our client's license was reinstated.

    • DMV Formal Review Hearing - DUI Suspension set aside, obtained valid license

      Client was facing a 6-month suspension of her license for having a blood alcohol level (BAL) above 0.08. We requested a formal review hearing to contest the suspension. The DMV attempted to use our client's medical records to prove her BAL was above the limit; however, the State Trooper sent in copies of our client's records without following proper legal requirements. Because the records were not obtained properly, the suspension was set aside and our client was able to obtain a valid license.

    • DUI - DUI All Charges Dropped

      Client was involved in a traffic crash. The State Attorney issued a subpoena for her medical records and discovered that her blood alcohol level was above 0.08. The State Attorney then charged our client with DUI. In our review of the case, we discovered that the Highway Patrol had filed a DUI citation and issued it to our many months before the State charged our client with the DUI. We were able to file a motion to dismiss the case based on the fact that our client’s right to a speedy trial was violated. The State Attorney agreed that our motion was valid and all charges were dropped.

    • Second DUI - DUI Dropped the DUI case to reckless driving

      Our client was his second DUI after being found sleeping in his vehicle on the side of the road. Officers noticed the odor of alcohol on his breath and chose to perform field sobriety tests. Our client was arrested for a DUI; he refused the breath test. Our firm took on the case and found two things incorrect with the investigation of the officers: they never read our client his Miranda rights and incorrectly read the implied consent warning. We promptly filed a motion to suppress statements made after these critical errors, including the refusal of the breath test. After reviewing our motion, the Office of the State Attorney dropped the DUI case to reckless driving charges, which allowed our client to avoid a second conviction.

    • DUI, BAC Over 0.15 - DUI State dropped the charges to reckless driving

      After allegedly driving erratically, a police officer stopped our client and asked them to perform a field sobriety test. Upon allegedly observing several clues of impairment, our office was given a breath test, which yielded a result of 0.165 and 0.168 BAC. Our client was enhanced DUI. Upon being retained, we talked to the State about known issues with their witnesses. Despite the BAC of twice the legal limit, the State dropped the charges to reckless driving.

    • DUI - DUI Dropped DUI to reckless driving

      In a recent case, we represented a client who had been involved in a car accident while driving a rental on a business trip. After being called to the scene, police officers alleged that they saw signs of impairment and began a DUI investigation. Our firm was able to handle the case on behalf of the client without him every having to return to the Tampa area. We were able to have all of the court dates waived, and we ensured that the charges did not affect his employment at all. In the end, the State agreed to drop the DUI charge to reckless driving.

    • DUI and Obstructing or Opposing an Officer - DUI No criminal conviction

      Client was pulled over when an officer believed that she was drunk driving. While investigating our client, the officer claimed that our client was uncooperative, unsteady on her feet, and strongly smelled of alcohol. The officer also stated that our client made incriminating statements about drinking. Despite this evidence, we took on the case and were able to prove that the State's case had several problems. We pointed out these errors to the state and they dropped the charges related to obstruction and reduced the DUI charges to reckless driving—allowing our client to walk away with no criminal conviction.

    • DUI - DUI Avoided a suspension and DUI conviction.

      Client was stopped for weaving and investigated for DUI. The Deputy claimed that our client failed all field sobriety exercises. He was arrested for DUI. Client was taken to a mobile breath test unit where he refused to take the breath test. In reviewing all the evidence in the case, we determined that there was no video of the field tests. We argued to the State that the lack of a video and our client's lack of a record justified the DUI being reduced to a reckless driving. Our client is self-employed; this kept him from having his license suspended and avoided a DUI conviction.

    • Second DUI - DUI Dropped DUI to Reckless Driving

      Client arrested and a second DUI within five years. Client was facing mandatory jail and a five year driver's license suspension. Client was stopped for weaving and almost striking construction barrels. Officer had client submit to field sobriety exercises and claimed that our client failed all exercises. Our office requested all discovery and witnesses from the State Attorney and found that the State had a problem with a witness that our office was aware of from a prior case. Based on this witness problem the State agreed to drop the DUI to reckless driving even though our client had a prior conviction.

    • DUI - DUI Charges dropped

      Client was pulled over after police officer saw him driving down the wrong way on a one-way street and for having expired tags on his vehicle. During the traffic stop, the officer stated that our client's breath smelled of alcohol and was showing symptoms of impairment. Due to this, our client was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed. He was then taken to jail where the breath test showed a blood alcohol level (BAL) of 0.026—well below the legal limit. Claiming that our client was impaired by drugs, the police officers ordered a urine sample and charged him with a DUI. The client quickly retained our firm; we requested the results of the urine test, which clearly showed that our client had not been using any drugs. We told the State that they had no basis for the charges, which were then dropped.

    • DUI - DUI Dropped DUI to reckless driving

      Defendant was stopped in Land O' Lakes, Florida in Pasco County for violation of several traffic laws. The officer alleged that our client showed several clues of impairment that required the officer to conduct a DUI investigation. After the officer conducted field sobriety exercises our client was arrested for DUI. During the officers search of the vehicle he found evidence of drug uses and claimed our client admitted to drug use. The officer requested that our client take a urine test and he refused. After reviewing the evidence in the case we filed a motion to suppress all statement by our client as the office failed to read our client his Miranda rights. We also moved to suppress all evidence of drug paraphernalia as the State could not show it was used on the night in question. After the State reviewed our motion they offered to drop the DUI charge to reckless driving.

    • DUI - DUI Reduced to reckless driving

      Nursing school student was pulled over after allegedly speeding. During the traffic stop, the Deputy claimed that he smelled alcohol on her breath and immediately asked her to perform field sobriety tests, which he claimed she failed. He then arrested our client and took her to jail; there she gave a breath sample of 0.119. Our firm took on the case fully aware that a DUI conviction would cause serious issues with our client's ability to become a nurse, which we conveyed to the State Attorney. The State Attorney agreed to reduce the charges to reckless driving.

    • DUI - DUI Dropped the DUI to reckless driving

      Client stopped for DUI after officer observed client weaving. Client attempted to take field sobriety exercises but had medical issues that cause him concern that he could not complete the exercises. Client was then arrested for DUI and submitted to a breath test with results of 0.106 & 0.108. Client's work involved a security clearance that was placed in jeopardy if he received a DUI conviction. We provided the State Attorney with medical records showing why he was unable to perform the field sobriety exercises. The State Attorney agreed to drop the DUI to reckless driving and our client did not receive a driver's license suspension and was able to keep his security clearance.

    • DUI - DUI Dropped DUI charges to reckless driving

      After our client was pulled over for weaving and speeding, an officer stated that our client's breath smelled like alcohol. Our client was then asked to perform field sobriety tests; he allegedly failed, which was caught on video. After the performance, our client was arrested for DUI. Once we had been retained, we reached out to the State Attorney demanding discovery. While they produced the video of the field sobriety tests, they could not provide our firm with police reports. Since the State could not produce the required documents, they dropped DUI charges to reckless driving.

    • DUI - DUI DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

      The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a potentially impaired driver. One of their deputies responded to the call and stopped our client for crossing the center line multiple times and for having expired tags. The deputy spoke to our client and reported signs of impairment; our client was then asked to performed field sobriety tests. The deputy stated that our client failed the tests and thus arrested him. After arrest, our client was asked to submit to a breath test, which he refused. Our client was a real estate agent and it was thus of the utmost important that he was not convicted. Our firm took on the case and found several weaknesses in the State’s case. Initially, the State Attorney refused to drop the charges and would only agree to allow a please. We, however, continued to fight for our client. After months of negotiations and seven different court appearances, the Stated agreed to reduce the DUI charge to reckless driving.

    • DUI - DUI DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

      Client was stopped for several traffic infractions. The Tampa Police Officer claimed to notice several signs of impairment. The officer conducted field sobriety exercises and noted more signs of impairment. Our client was placed under arrest for DUI and taken to the jail where she failed a breath test. Our client had no prior criminal history and also had a spotless driving record. Due to our client’s clean record and other mitigating factors, we were able to convince the State to drop the DUI charge to reckless driving.

    • DUI - DUI

      Client was placed under arrest for drunk driving after being stopped for an alleged traffic infraction. The police officer claimed they noticed signs of impairment while our client performed sobriety exercises. After the arrest, our client was taken to jail and given a breath test; she blew 0.205. In this case, we reviewed the video of the traffic stop and found that that the reason stated for the stop did not match what we saw on the video. We filed a motion to suppress evidence; the state agreed and dropped the DUI to reckless driving.