Case #: 09-13XX53XXCF10A NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The defendant was charged with Felony Driving under the Influence based upon the fact he had acquired two previous DUI convictions, one of which was within 10 years of this felony offense. In this felony case, an officer of the Hallandale Police Department failing to maintain his lane and driving erratically on Hallandale Beach Boulevard and almost hit the center median. The Officer stopped the Defendant’s vehicle. The Officer made contact with the Defendant and noticed him have the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage; slurred speech; flushed face; glassy and bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on his feet. The Defendant was asked to perform roadside sobriety exercises and refused to do them. The Defendant also refused the breath test. The Firm filed a Motion to Dismiss these felony charges, which was punishable by up to 5 years in prison based on the fact that State used an invalid uncounseled prior conviction to raise this charge to felony status. The Motion was granted and all felony DUI charges were dismissed.