DUI & Criminal Division

The Defendant was walking away from Bayshore Ave on Rome Street during the Gasparilla parade carrying a plastic cup. The Defendant, along with 3 other individuals, was stopped by a Tampa Police officer to determine the contents of their cups. After this stop, the officer asked the Defendant about the contents of the cup, which he replied was an alcoholic beverage. The Defendant was cited for possession of an open container of alcohol. Results: The firm filed a motion to suppress the evidence. After the judge granted the motion, the State dismissed the charge against the Defendant.