Case No.: 06-000448CT, St. Johns County
Allegations: DUI with property damage. My client was traveling southbound on avenida menendez in St. Augustine, Florida. as he approached the 90 degree turn to go west on St. Francis, he failed to negotiate the turn, struck the wall on the south side of the street, ricocheted off the wall and attempted to leave the scene. He smelled of alcohol, had blood-shot eyes, and slurred speech. He failed the roadside tests and refused a breath test. An unopened 12-pack was found in his trunk and 5 cans were located in a cooler on the passenger-side floor board.
Results: Not Guilty. The jury took an hour to decide the case, and despite what i thought was a very conservative jury, they acquitted.