Charges: DUI/Failure to Obey Traffic Device

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The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case.

A Gainesville Police Department officer observed a driver swerving into the bike lane. She also rolled through a red light upon making a right-hand turn. The officer initiated a stop and noted the driver’s unsteadiness, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. The driver admitted to having four beers prior to driving but agreed to field sobriety exercises. The officer claimed she performed “poorly.” Upon her arrest, she provided breath samples of .138g/210L and .142g/210L 

The State sought an adjudication of guilty for DUI, complete with 12 months of probation, fines, community service, and DUI school. However, attorneys at Meldon Law assisted the driver with pleading to the lesser charge of DUI above .08g/210L but below .15g/210L. Additionally, after completing ½ of her probationary period, attorneys successfully moved for early termination of probation.