On November 9, 2016, the Defendant was involved in a crash. A Florida Highway Trooper arrived on the scene and began a DUI investigation. The Defendant had to be transported to Tampa General Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. While in the hospital, the Trooper issued the Defendant a careless driving and DUI ticket. The Defendant refused to provide a breath or blood sample.
The State Attorney’s Office in December 2017 issued a subpoena for the medical records of any blood alcohol testing done by Tampa General Hospital when the Defendant was treated for his injuries. The Defendant then retained the firm to assist him after an information was filed charging him with DUI with property damage involving a blood alcohol level over .15.
Results: The firm filed a motion for discharge of the DUI charge which was granted. The DUI was dismissed.