DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was observed by a police officer swerving and almost striking a curb. Once pulled over, the officer alleged the defendant had blood shot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol. The officer stated the defendant performed poorly on the roadside tasks and refused to provide a breath sample. The firm’s attorney met with the defendant and learned the Sgt. who initiated the traffic stop had arrested the defendant before on a separate matter where the charges were dropped. The defendant believed the Sgt. was unfairly targeting him in retaliation. The firm’s attorney learned the Sgt. had run the defendant’s vehicle tag minutes before the traffic stop while the car was properly parked at a restaurant with defendant inside eating, thus supporting the defendant’s theory of retaliation. The firm’s attorney was able to convince the prosecutor to drop the DUI charge.