Paramedic Charged with DUI; Reduced to Reckless Driving

In a recent case, our client was arrested for a second offense DUI after being stopped for speeding and not having a tag light. The officer claimed that our client smelled of an alcoholic beverage and that he had bloodshot, watery eyes. The officer then asked our client to perform field sobriety exercises and subsequently arrested him for driving under the influence (second offense).

Our client is a paramedic and the DUI charge caused a substantial risk to his career. After reviewing all the reports and discovery, we were able to find problems with the State's case. We provided the State with evidence of our client's employment and the effects that this second DUI charge would have on his career. After reviewing all of our arguments that State agreed to drop the second DUI to reckless driving with no driver's license suspension. Call today if you would like to learn more!