DUI & Criminal Division

The Defendant was observed by a Broward Sheriff’s Deputy driving a moped and making a wide left turn. A traffic stop was effected and the Deputy observed the defendant to have the odor of an alcoholic beverage; bloodshot eyes, flushed face and mumbled and slurred speech. The Defendant stepped off the moped and was extremely unsteady on his feet and stated that “he had nothing to drink”. The DUI investigator arrived on scene and made identical observations to that of the stopping officer. The defendant was asked to perform roadside exercises and performed very poorly, to the extent that he took 17 steps up and 19 steps back on the walk and turn exercise when he was only to take 9 steps up and back. The Defendant was arrested for DUI and provided a breath sample of .156 g/210L and .152g /210L. The Firm was able to provide evidence that the Defendant’s friend was the actual driver of the vehicle and the State dropped all DUI charges. This was the Defendant’s second DUI within a few months. The firm was able to get his other DUI dismissed as well.