Case #: 08-XX1XXX24MXX10A NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant was charged with his second DUI within 5 years of a previous DUI conviction. This type of DUI offense is punishable by a mandatory 10 day jail sentence and a 5 year driver’s license revocation. The Defendant was seen driving erratically in the City of Coconut Creek and continued driving in that manner into the City of Margate. The Defendant was stopped by a Coconut Creek Police Officer and pulled into a shopping center parking lot after being stopped. The officer noticed the Defendant to have the odor of an alcoholic beverage; bloodshot watery eyes; slurred speech; and a slow and lethargic demeanor. The defendant was asked to do roadside sobriety exercises and performed poorly. The defendant then refused to submit to a breath test. The Firm filed several Motions to Suppress the Traffic Stop and the Refusal to Submit to Testing. The State dropped all DUI charges and the Firm’s Motion to Dismiss the criminal charge of Refusal to Submit to testing and was granted, resulting in a dismissal of that Charge.