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Gainesville Driver’s License Suspension Invalidated

DUI and Criminal Defense

The Meldon Law team is here for you at your most vulnerable, with a guiding hand and expert legal knowledge to fight for you and help get your life back on track following a criminal case. Read on to find out how we helped our client fight a license suspension.

The Case Study

An Alachua County sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a red sport utility vehicle traveling south on County Road 232 in Gainesville. The vehicle could not maintain a single lane of travel, and the driver was subsequently pulled over. The deputy asked the driver to exit the vehicle, at which point the deputy observed that the driver staggered and was unsteady on her feet. The deputy noticed the odor of alcohol and that the driver slurred her speech.

The deputy requested that the driver perform field sobriety exercises, which the deputy reported she performed poorly. Additionally, the deputy found an open can that appeared to be an alcoholic beverage inside the vehicle. The driver was arrested, and the deputy asked her to provide a breath sample. The driver agreed and had breath sample results of .261 and .244.

Meldon Law Gets Results

The driver hired Meldon Law to represent her. Our expert Meldon Law attorneys filed a formal review hearing application through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to challenge the basis of the driver’s license suspension. Our Meldon Law attorney made a motion to invalidate the license suspension based on the arresting deputy’s nonappearance during the hearing. The hearing officer later issued an order setting aside the license suspension.

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 Suspension: July 19, 2020).

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