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Gainesville DUI Charge Case Study


DUI and Criminal Defense

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The Case Study

An off-duty Alachua County sheriff’s deputy was driving westbound on University Avenue and reported seeing a vehicle swerving in its lane of travel going into the opposing lane of traffic. Similarly, a Gainesville Police Department officer observed the vehicle traveling westbound on Newberry Road and reported that the vehicle swerved in its lane and drifted onto the roadway’s edge. The Gainesville police officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and spoke with the driver. During this interaction, the officer observed a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the car. The officer noticed that the driver’s eyes were watery and that he slurred his words; he also admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages.

The officer then asked the driver to perform field sobriety exercises, which the driver refused. The driver was placed under arrest and asked to provide a breath sample, which he also refused.

Meldon Law Gets Results

The driver hired Meldon Law to represent him. Our expert attorney sent a formal written request highlighting why the driver deserved consideration for the DUI Deferment Program.

Ultimately, the request was approved, and the driver was allowed to participate in the program. The driver completed the program successfully, which resulted in the DUI charge reducing to a reckless driving charge. Further, the driver received a Withhold of Adjudication, which meant his criminal history record could be expunged or sealed, provided he did not receive an adjudication of guilt judgment in any other case.

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 9, 2018).

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