DUI Case Results
DeKalb State Court - DUI, Speeding, Improper Turn
Client was charged with his second DUI in less than five years. Client was stopped for speeding and improper turn. The Officer allegedly smelled an odor of alcohol on our client’s breath. He admitted to drinking and submitted to field sobriety tests. Client was arrested but did not submit to the state breath test. During trial, the State was allowed to admit the Client’s first DUI as a similar transaction. After the jury trial, Client was found NOT GUILTY.
Gwinnett State Court - DUI, Expired Tag
Client was stopped for an expired tag. The officer alleged that he smell a strong order of alcohol on the breath of of our Client and asked him to step out of the vehicle and perform several field sobriety tests. According to the officer, our Client did poorly on the tests. Client was arrested but did not submit to the State administered breathalyzer. Prior to the stop, the Client was not observed operating the vehicle in an unsafe manner. Nor did Client’s appearance, demeanor or behavior indicate that he was under the influence of alcohol to the extent he was a less safe driver. Client was facing a lifetime revocation of his CDL. After a jury trial, our Client was found NOT GUILTY!
Henry County State Court - DUI, Failure to Maintain Lane,
Client was involved in a one car accident in Henry County. While investigating the accident, the Officer allegedly detected a strong odor of alcohol. The Officer conducted several field sobriety tests, including the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test. According tot he Officer’s interpretation of the results, Client did poorly on the tests. Client did not submit to the State administered breath test. Other than “blood shot” eyes, the Officer did not note any other manifestations of intoxication. of The case went to jury trial. After jury selection, several pretrial motions were heard, including one to suppress the results of the HGN field test. The results were suppressed, and Client’s DUI charge was REDUCED to a lessor charge.
Cobb State Court - DUI, Failure to Maintain Lane, Open Container
Client was stopped for speeding on I-75 northbound in Cobb County. Also, the Officer claimed that client failed to maintain lane when he tried to pull her over. During the traffic stop, the Officer allegedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol and observed an empty beer bottle in the back seat of the vehicle. Client was asked to perform field sobriety tests which she declined. She did submit to the State breath test with insufficient results. Other than the obligatory “blood shot” eyes, the Officer did not note any other manifestations of intoxication. Client was facing a mandatory one year suspension if she were found guilty of DUI. After several negotiations with the Solicitor, the charge of DUI was REDUCED to a lessor charge and Client’s license was saved.
Gwinnett State Court - DUI
Client was a victim of a hit and run accident. When the Officer arrived, he allegedly smelled an odor of alcohol our Client’s breath. The Client was asked to only perform the HGN field sobriety test. She was arrested and submitted to the state administered breath test. On a motion to suppress evidence hearing, the results of the breathalyzer were thrown out the case DISMISSED.
Fulton State Court – DUI, Failure to Maintain Lane
Client was involved in an one car accident where he hit a curb and fence. The Officer noted a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot watery eyes, unsteadiness, and slurred speech. After trial, Client found NOT GUILTY of DUI.
Fulton State Court - DUI, failure to maintain lane, crossing median
Client was stopped after making a u-turn for failure to maintain lane and crossing a median. The officer alleged that he observed a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot watery eyes, unsteadiness. Client refused the field sobriety tests. At trial the prosecutor admitted client’s prior DUI as a similar transaction. After trial, Client found NOT GUILTY.