Case Conclusion Date: February 2, 2010
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Outcome: Case Dismissed at Motions
Description: My client was involved in a single car accident in Fulton County. She wrapped her car around a telephone poll after losing control while making a legal turn. When officers responded to the scene, they smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person and after taking her to the hospital, placed her under arrest for DUI. They surveyed the car and found four beers in the back seat, one of which was opened and empty. At the hospital, a sample of my client’s blood revealed a .24, three times the legal limit in the State of Georgia. The case went to motions and the results of the blood test were suppressed by the Judge. The Judge then dismissed the case in its entirety for lack of probable cause for the arrest based on numerous procedural issues. My client avoided a conviction for DUI and kept a clean record.