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19**548

The Facts

Case #: 19**548

Charges

The Results

Our client was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. In his police report, the officer stated that he pulled our client over for having an obscured tag (namely that the words "Sunshine State" could not be seen), failing to maintain a single lane and for not stopping quickly enough after the officer had activated his emergency lights. That same police report indicated that there was video footage of the incident, however, that footage was not turned over by the police department. Ticket Clinic attorneys filed a motion with the Court who ordered the video be turned over within 15 days. After 15 days had passed, the police department still did not turn over the footage and Ticket Clinic attorneys again filed a motion with the Court who again ordered the video be turned over threatening that certain sanctions would be imposed were the case to go to trial. After this second motion, the footage was turned over and it quickly became evident that there were glaring differences between what the police officer had written in his report and what was in the video. First off, the tag was not obscured and Ticket Clinic attorneys provided case law to the Assistant State Attorney which stated this was not a basis for a stop anyway. Secondly, our client did not fail to maintain a single lane. The video showed that our client swerved slightly within his lane but never once actually drove out of his lane. Lastly, the video showed that our client pulled over almost immediately after the officer had activated his lights. The Assistant State Attorney was so disgusted with all the inconsistencies that he agreed to dismiss the case.