DUI & Criminal Division

According to the police, the Defendant made a sharp turn into traffic, causing other cars to have to brake to avoid a collision. Upon making contact with the Defendant, the officer noticed various signs of impairment, including odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. As he exited the vehicle, the Defendant almost fell over and had to use the car to maintain balance. The officer asked the Defendant to submit to 3 roadside exercises, and he agreed. The Defendant performed poorly on all 3 exercises. The officer placed the Defendant under arrest for DUI and requested a breath sample. The Defendant refused. The attorney investigated the case and prepared for trial. The State dropped all DUI related charges.