DUI & Criminal Division

The Defendant crashed his car into a parked car in the parking lot of a hotel. A Ft. Pierce Police Officer responded to the scene and allegedly that he smelled a strong odor of alcohol, noticed the defendant slurred his speech and admitted to having a couple of beers. The Defendant was arrested after performing poorly on the field sobriety tests and refused the breathalyzer. Defense Counsel immediately began to build the Defendant a strong defense. Defense Counsel learned the Defendant suffered from numerous medical conditions that could affect his performance on the field sobriety tests including cancer, double knee replacements, diabetes, and a bump on the head from the crash. Furthermore, the officer never inquired whether the Defendant suffered from any conditions which may hinder his performance with the tests. Defense Counsel first prepared and won a motion striking all admissions by the Defendant because the officer did not properly adhere to the “accident report privilege.” Then Defense Counsel set the case for trial. The prosecutor dropped all charges right before the trial was to begin.