Case No.: 06-19660MM10A, Broward County
Allegations: DUI: My client went through the stop sign at SE 15th Street and S. Federal Highway in Broward County. He then stopped in the middle of Federal Highway and then backed up, traveling westbound in the eastbound lane. He then conducted a U-turn and was pulled over. He smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot and glassy eyes and very slurred speech. He admitted, “I had a couple of drinks and I'm going home.” He was very slow and uncoordinated, unsteady on his feet, and twice stumbled while walking. He denied chewing gum even though he was. He declined the officer's request to perform roadside sobriety tests and declined to take a breath test.
Results: On the morning of trial, I convinced the state that, although the video tape of my client's appearance could have been better for our case, it wasn't as dramatic as the allegations in the police report. The state attorney offered my client a reduced charge of reckless driving, and he accepted it. He was not convicted of DUI and maintained his driver's license.