Case #: 20XX-CXXT-00XXX8 NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant was charged with Driving While License Suspended. Because of the numerous convictions for the same type of charge on his record the State was asking for jail time. The firm filed a motion to suppress the stop of defendant's vehicle. At the motion to suppress, the police officer who made the stop claimed that he stopped the defendant because he was obstructing traffic at a green light. The defendant took the stand and stated that there were pedestrians in the cross walk and he was waiting for them to cross and that is why he was not moving through the green light. Faced with the defendant’s word versus the police officer’s word, the Firm argued that it was quite possible the officer didn’t see the pedestrians because he was looking up the defendant’s license plate at the time on his computer and therefore not looking at the scene in front of him. The Court ruled in favor of the defendant and all charges were dismissed by the State.