Case #: 20XXXT0XXX38AXX NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant was stopped for speeding by a Florida Highway Patrol Officer. After the stop, the defendant was holding an unknown object in his hand. The officer then noticed an odor of alcohol and a slight slur in his speech. He was shuffling through papers and couldn’t find his documents. He had bloodshot and glassy eyes and said he was “driving fruit punch”. He denied drinking and refused to perform roadside tasks. Inventory of his vehicle revealed a bottle of alcohol in the front passenger seat. Once brought to the jail, the Defendant blew a .084 and .079. The State of Florida filed a DUI charge and then offered the defendant a resolution to plea to a lesser charge of reckless driving. After numerous negotiations with the State Attorneys office, the Firm was able to convince the State that both charges (DUI and Reckless Driving) should be dismissed. All charges were dropped!