Practice Area:DUI & DWI
Outcome:Plea to Reckless Driving
Description:Dekalb County can be a difficult place to be charged with a DUI. Even if the case is horrible for the State, they seldom agree to negotiate. At the motion to suppress hearing, the officer could not testify properly on how he performed the HGN. He then was unable to articulate whether my client actually agreed to the State test. The judge and prosecutor tried to ask questions that would prompt a better response from the officer. However, the cop was honest and would not answer the question in a way that would allow the breath test to come in. Despite driving on the median, having slurred speech, and failing other dexterity tests, the state agreed to reduce the case to a reckless driving.