DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was stopped for going 71 MPH in a 55MPH zone. The officer noticed that the defendant had a moderate odor of alcohol on her breath, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and staggered while walking. The defendant admitted to being at 2 bars prior to the stop and having 2 beers. The officer requested that the defendant perform Field Sobriety Exercises. The officer’s conclusion was that the exercises were done poorly and he arrested the defendant and charged her with DUI. At the station, the defendant stated “I didn’t take the test last time and I am not going to take it this time” as she refused to provide a breath sample. The case proceeded to trial where a jury found the client not guilty after deliberating for 5 minutes.