Gainesville DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving
An Alachua County Sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle with no lights on traveling on NW 39th Avenue in Gainesville, Florida, and performed a traffic stop. The deputy asked the driver to exit the vehicle and walk to the front of the patrol car. While speaking with the driver, the deputy noticed the moderate odor of alcohol coming from her and that her eyes were watery. The deputy also noticed that the driver was unsteady on her feet and seemed to struggle with her balance as they were speaking.
The officer asked the driver to perform field sobriety exercises, which the driver agreed to do. Based on the driver’s performance, she was placed under arrest. She agreed to provide a breath sample, the results of which were .135 and .131.
The driver hired Meldon Law. The Meldon Law attorney sent a written formal request highlighting why the driver should be considered for the DUI Deferral Program. Ultimately the driver was approved for and allowed to participate in the DUI Deferral Program. The driver completed the program successfully, which resulted in the DUI charge being reduced to a reckless driving charge and the driver receiving a withhold of adjudication.
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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: February 2, 2019).