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The Facts

Date: 07/14/2021

Case #: 562021-CT-****13 – DUI Charge Dropped

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DUI

The Results

Our client was stopped for speeding and driving recklessly according to the police officer. Per the officer, our client failed to stop and continued driving away from the officer. Soon thereafter, our client crashed his motorcycle and the police were then able to catch up to him. At the hospital blood was taken. She State attempted to subpoena his medical records in order to get the blood results. Ticket Clinic lawyers were able to delay that attempt and set the case for trial. Ticket Clinic lawyers picked a jury and they were sworn in. Once the jury was sworn, jeopardy attached. At that point, the State agreed to drop the DUI charge mid trial.  We were also able to avoid a Fleeing charge as well.

The Facts

Date: 07/14/2021

Case #: 562020MM****86 – Battery Charge Dropped

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Battery

The Results

Our client, who was 28 years old, got into an argument with his step-father over a car and money. Our client was accused of punching his step-father in the face and head several time by his mother, who witnessed it and tried to break it up. The mother called 911 and the step-father was able to hold the Defendant on the ground until the police arrived. The step-father had visible injuries on his face and head according to the police. Our client was arrested for Battery. Ticket Clinic lawyers took over the case, entered a Not Guilty plea, reviewed all discovery and set the case for a trial. Several days before the trial was set to start, the State agreed to drop the Battery charge.

The Facts

Date: 07/13/2021

Case #: 562019CT-****47 – DUI Charge Dropped

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DUI

The Results

Our client's car was stopped for failing to maintain a lane of travel. The deputy smelled alcohol in the car and began a DUI investigation. After the investigation was complete, our client was arrested for DUI. A breath test was requested and our client blew under the legal limit. A urine test was requested, which was positive for chemical/controlled substances. Ticket Clinic lawyers filed a Motion to Suppress the Urine Results, based on an illegal search. On the day of trial, after 2 years working on the case, the State finally agreed to drop the DUI charge.

The Facts

Date: 07/12/2021

Case #: 432020CT****71 – DUI Charge Dropped

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DUI

The Results

Our client was pulled over for failing to maintain his lane of travel. He admitted to coming from a bar and having 2 drinks. After noticing signs of impairment, he was asked to perform roadside exercises and he agreed. According to the officer, his performance was poor and he was arrested for DUI. Due to Covid, the case moved very slowly and the State would not agree to drop the DUI.  Ticket Clinic lawyers set the case for a jury trial.  After it was set, the State finally agreed to drop the DUI charge.

The Facts

Date: 07/08/2021

Case #: 19-CT-***468 | DUI Charge Reduced

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DUI

The Results

Our client was involved in a 3 car wreck, one of which was a police vehicle. The police officer was stopped ahead, and our client failed to move over and struck the police vehicle. The Deputy sustained minor injuries. Officers on scene noticed signs of impairment, including the odor of alcohol, balance issues, bloodshot/watery eyes, slurred speech, and an admission to drinking. A DUI investigation was started and the officer said that our client "flunked". A breath test was provided and the results were .141 and .142.  Our client was charged with 3 counts of DUI. Initially the plea offer included 30 days in jail. After many attempts, the State finally agreed to reduce the charge to reckless driving and dropped 2 of the DUI charges.  This new offer included no jail and no driver license suspension!

The Facts

Date: 07/07/2021

Case #: 20-CT-***207 – DUI Case Dropped

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DUI

The Results

Our client was stopped for driving at night with no headlights on. When the police approached, our client handed the officer a bag of marijuana and his driver license. Our client's eyes were red/watery and his speech was slow.  A Drug Recognition Expert was called to the scene and our client admitted to recently smoking a joint. The officer noticed signs of marijuana impairment. Roadside exercises were performed and our client was arrested.  A breath test result registered .00, and a urine sample was not properly provided.  The State Attorney initially refused to drop the case.  Eventually, a reckless driving offer was extended, which was declined.  The offer was improved, but again it was refused by our client. We demanded a jury trial.  With the jurors upstairs, ready to start the trial, the State finally agreed to drop the DUI completely.

The Facts

Date: 07/07/2021

Case #: 20-CT-***068 – DUI Case Dropped

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DUI

The Results

Our client was stopped speeding. The officer saw a 6 pack of White Claws on the passenger seat and a 6 pack of Stella's on the passenger floorboard. An open/empty White Claw was in the driver's side door. The driver's eyes were bloodshot/watery and there was a very strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver according to the officer. A DUI investigation was started and the officer said our client was "carefree" during the investigation and she mocked the officers. After the completion of the exercises, our client was arrested. She stated "I'm not drunk, I only had 2 White Claws". A breath test was requested and refused. Ticket Clinic lawyers began picking the case apart and negotiating with the State. Eventually, the State agreed to drop the DUI charge.

The Facts

Date: 07/06/2021

Case #: 2020-CT-**** – DUI Charge Avoided

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DUI

The Results

Our client was charged with a DUI and qualified for the DUI Pre-Trial Diversion Program. During his time in the program, our client was rejected for violation of his ignition interlock device, and his case was put back on the Judge's docket for active prosecution. Our attorney filed a Motion to Suppress evidence the State sought to use against our client based on the interaction the client had with police. Upon review of the motion filed, the State offered our client a reduced charge - Reckless Driving - with minimal sanctions. Our client was successfully able to avoid a DUI conviction on his record, as well as an additional license suspension.

The Facts

Date: 06/23/2021

Case #: 16-2021-CT-000XXX – DUI Charge Dropped

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DUI

The Results

Our client was transported to the hospital by his wife to be treated for extreme alcohol consumption and PTSD. Our client refused treatment and attempted to leave by sitting in the drivers seat of the car. He argued with his wife saying he wanted to drive home. While his wife had the key fob to her registered vehicle, he was able to start the car due to her close proximity. Our attorney filed a motion to suppress evidence based upon inoperability of the vehicle since the key fob was not in his possession. He argued in that motion that our client, although behind the wheel of the car, the state could not prove actual physical control. Prior to the start of the hearing, the Judge mentioned that if that key fob was not possessed by the defendant, then there was no actual physical control. The state dropped the dui charge.

The Facts

Date: 06/14/2021

Case #: DUI Case Dropped – Case 31XXXXXXXX

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DUI

The Results

Client was pulled over for driving without rear or front lights at 3am. Client was followed for 2 miles and was all over the road. Client was off dash camera roadside, but could be heard asking for a Creole Interpreter and arguing with Deputies. Deputies told him he spoke perfect English. Client said he would do whatever they wanted, but was then heard saying "What are you doing to my eyes?" Client was promptly arrested and was not given the opportunity to do FSE's because the Deputies had had enough. Video at the jail shows client asking for someone who speaks Creole a couple times, and when they read him Implied Consent he shrugged his shoulders which they took as a refusal. Case prepared for trial. Friday before trial, prosecutor offered lessor Reckless Driving which client refused. Monday before jury selection, prosecutor filed Nolle Prosequi dropping case.

The Facts

Date: 06/10/2021

Case #: DUI Case Dismissed | 2020-CT-****

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DUI

The Results

After a minor accident, our client was transported to the hospital for treatment. While he was at the hospital, medical staff relayed privileged information to law enforcement who had responded to the scene. Our client was asked to submit to a blood test to determine it's alcoholic/chemical substance content. Our client refused to provide a blood sample. Law enforcement, even without any scientific evidence to support it, charged our client with a DUI. Upon receipt of the evidence, our attorney filed a Motion to Suppress our client's refusal to submit to a blood test as it was improper procedure on the part of the police. Prior to a hearing on the Motion, the State dismissed the case.

The Facts

Date: 06/09/2021

Case #: DUI Charges Dropped – 20ctxxxxx

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DUI

The Results

On Sept. 26, 2020 at approximately 12:06am, a Tampa Police Officer was at the intersection of E. 5th Ave and N. 16th St in Ybor City. The officer observed a gray Jetta driving with no lights on. The officer stopped the vehicle and made contact with the Defendant. The Defendant rolled the back driver side window down at first. When asked if he knew why he was being stopped, the Defendant stated he did not know the city too well. The officer observed an odor of alcohol on the Defendant's breath. His eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and he admitted to a shot of tequila. Field sobriety exercises were conducted and impairment was observed. The Defendant was then arrested for DUI. The Defendant submitted to a breath test with results of .079 and .077.

Results: The firm set for the case for trial and prior to the trial date the State dropped the DUI charge.

The Facts

Date: 06/07/2021

Case #: DUI Case Dismissed – 20-ct-6xxx

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DUI

The Results

On July 27, 2020 at approximately 9:18pm the Defendant was traveling north on US-41 when she began drifting out of her lane. The vehicle then made a wide right turn and traveled into the opposing lane. The Defendant kept driving down the wrongs side of the roadway until finally correcting into the correct side of the road. The Defendant then crossed over the center fog line at least 4 different times and contacted the right shoulder 2 different times. During one of the times contacting the right shoulder, the Defendant almost struck a mailbox. At this point, the Trooper initiated a traffic stop. Upon making contact with the Defendant, the Trooper noticed her to be extremely upset. The Trooper claimed to observe an odor of alcohol, slurred speech and her eyes were red. The Defendant then performed field sobriety exercises and was arrested for DUI. The Defendant provided breath samples of .113 and .123.

Results: The firm filed a motion to suppress and the day before the Motion was scheduled to be heard, the State dismissed the DUI charge.

The Facts

Date: 06/07/2021

Case #: License Suspension

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DUI

The Results

Our client, who was under 21 at the time of their interaction with the police, wound up having her driver's license suspended for providing a breath sample over .02. Once we were retained, our attorneys requested a formal review of the automatic driver's license suspensions he received. Based on a lack of evidence, our attorneys were able to successfully overturn the suspension, getting our client her license back.

The Facts

Date: 06/04/2021

Case #: Resisting Officer Without Violence – Case 56XXXXXXXX

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Resisting an Officer or Arrest

The Results

Client was in a heated argument outside of the Golden Corral with his cousin. The police were called and as they were approaching, they saw the client take his cousin to the ground and both men continued to fight. Port St. Lucie Police officers gave commands to stop fighting and ordered client to release his hold on his cousin or he would be tasered. Client refused to let go or stop fighting and he was subsequently drive stunned/ tasered in his back by one of the police officers. The electric current caused client to release his cousin and stop fighting. Client was arrested for Resisting Officer Without Violence. A knife was found at the scene. Case prepared and set for trial. Prosecutor filed Nolle Prosequi on 6/4/2021, the Friday before jury selection.

The Facts

Date: 05/27/2021

Case #: DUI Case Dismissed – XX-2020-CT-000XXX

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DUI

The Results

Our client flipped his pickup truck in the middle of a six-lane highway.  Our client asked a good Samaritan to help him move his broken beer bottles away from his vehicle.   Law enforcement arrived and saw our client standing 30 feet away from his flipped trunk.  A crash investigation was conducted and a DUI investigation occurred.  Our client provided a clean breath test but a dirty urine test.  He tested positive for Cocaine.  Our attorney filed a motion to suppress evidence to exclude the statements of the driver based upon the accident report privilege and other grounds.  He argued that no one could place our client behind the wheel of the car and corpus was not established.  At the motion to suppress hearing, the attorney argued for suppression of all the evidence based upon the evidence that no one witnessing our client driving his truck.  The Judge granted the motion to suppress.  The prosecutor was forced to dismiss all charges.

The Facts

Date: 05/27/2021

Case #: DUI Charges Dropped – Case# 2021-CT-****64-MB

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DUI

The Results

Our client was asleep in her car blocking traffic. After being woken up, the driver began to drive away, hitting the Fire Rescue Unit that was parked nearby. The police officer noticed bloodshot eyes, the odor of alcohol, and the driver had a hard time understanding instructions. She was also unsteady on her feet. Field Sobriety exercises were offered and the driver agreed to perform. The driver admitted to drinking but did not remember how many. After the completion of the exercises the police officer decided to arrest the driver for DUI. At the testing center a breath test was administered, with results of .169.  Ticket Clinic lawyers began representation on the case. The State Attorney agreed to drop the DUI charge, notwithstanding the enhanced breath result and the crash.  The reduced charge was accepted, and the client was happy to have avoided the DUI conviction.

The Facts

Date: 05/27/2021

Case #: DUI Charges Dropped – Case# 2021-CT-****85-MB

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DUI

The Results

Our client was seen driving his car without headlights activated. The vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway and had to be instructed to pull to the side of the road. The driver's eyes appears to be red and glossy , complexion appeared flushed and his speech appeared slurred. There was a strong odor of alcohol coming from the Driver.  Roadside exercises were requested and agreed to.  The police officer felt as if they were performed unsatisfactorily. The Defendant seemed slow and lethargic. After the tasks were finished, an arrest was made and a breath test was requested. The Driver consented, and blew .193 and .176. Ticket Clinic lawyers took over the case and went to work Defending the driver.  After negotiating with the prosecutor, the DUI charge was ultimately dropped.