Alachua County Driver’s DUI Charge Reduced – Nov. 2020
An Alachua County Sheriff deputy was driving eastbound on NW 39th Street when he observed a black car pass him at high speed. The deputy then followed the vehicle and clocked them traveling 60 MPH in a 45 MPH zone, after which they conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver. The officer noticed a strong alcohol odor coming from the driver’s breath and that their speech was slurred – the driver stated they had consumed one drink.
Based on what he observed from the driver, the deputy asked the driver to perform field sobriety exercises, which the driver refused. The driver was consequently placed under arrest and transported to the Alachua County Jail. While there, the driver was asked to provide a breath sample, which they also refused.
The driver hired Meldon Law. Our attorney reviewed the discovery materials and video and noticed multiple issues with the DUI investigation. Our attorney spoke with the prosecutor regarding legal matters and mitigating evidence. The prosecutor agreed to reduce the DUI charge to reckless driving. The attorney also fought for and was granted dismissal of the driver’s civil citation as a part of the driver’s plea.
DISCLAIMER: 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. (Date of Arrest: November 10, 2020).
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