DUI & Criminal Division

The Defendant was stopped for traveling 25 mph over the speed limit and was squealing his tires as he drove. The officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. His speech was slurred and his face appeared flushed. He stated that he had 2 drinks of liquor and performed poorly on roadsides. The Defendant was taken to jail and blew a .187 and .178. He admitted that he could feel the effects of alcohol. The firm filed a motion to suppress arguing that the defendant was arrested without probable cause for DUI. The court held a long hearing on the matter. Although the court did not grant that particular motion, he State of Florida, after plea negotiations with the firm agreed to dismiss the charges for DUI.