Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Outcome: All Evidence Supressed and Case Dismissed
Description: The Defendant was stopped for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence. If convicted, this would have been her third DUI within the statutory six (6) year period. After Field Sobriety Tests were conducted, the Defendant was placed under arrest for DUI. A Breathalyzer test revealed that the Defendant was almost five (5) times the legal limit. The defense filed a Motion To Suppress alleging that there was no reasonable suspicion justifying the initial stop. After all evidence was presented at the suppression hearing, the Court granted the Motion and all evidence obtained as a result of the stop was excluded from trial. The State dismissed the case.